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Philosophy of Literature

ISBN: 978-1-4443-5188-0
152 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Philosophy of Literature presents six newly-commissioned essays from international scholars that address some of the key issues relating to the philosophy of literature, a thriving and increasingly influential branch of aesthetics
  • Features a half dozen newly commissioned articles from leading scholars in the field of philosophy of literature
  • Focuses on a branch of aesthetics that has not received the attention it deserves
  • Includes a reading on the historical relationship between philosophy and literature with recent developments and projections for the future
  • Contributors include Peter Lamarque (University of York), Peter Kivy (Rutgers University, USA) and Stein Haugom Olsen (University of Bergen, Norway)
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1. Literature, Knowledge, and the Aesthetic Attitude (M. W. Rowe, University of East Anglia).

2. The Elusiveness of Poetic Meaning (Peter Lamarque, University of York).

3. Fictional Form and Symphonic Structure: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics (Peter Kivy, Rutgers University).

5. Criticism of Literature and Criticism of Culture (Stein Haugom Olsen, University of Bergen).

6. Incense and Insensibility: Austin on the ‘non-seriousness’ of poetry (Maximilian de Gaynesford, University of Reading).

7. Philosophy and Literature: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Martin Warner, University of Warwick).

Index.

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Severin Schroeder is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the author of three books on the philosophy of Wittgenstein: Das Privatsprachen-Argument, Schöningh (1998), Wittgenstein: The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle (2006), and Wittgenstein lesen (2009). He is also the editor of Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind (2001).
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