A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Vol. 44)

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This monumental collection of new and recent essays from aninternational team of eminent scholars represents the bestcontemporary critical thinking relating to both literary andphilosophical studies of literature.

  • Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories,among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy andLiterature’, ‘Emotional Engagement and the Experienceof Reading’, ‘Literature and the Moral Life’, and‘Literary Language’
  • Offers a combination of analytical precision and literaryrichness
  • Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students andspecialists alike, ideal for course use

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This diverse collection of essays represents the most recentcritical thinking concerning the philosophical study of literature.Contributed by an international team of eminent scholars drawn fromthe fields of both literature and philosophy, the great majority ofessays are newly commissioned for this volume, supplemented by afew indispensable works of recent scholarship. All are rich inliterary examples and analytical precision. For ease of course use,the essays are helpfully grouped within the major subdivisions ofthe field, among them “Relations Between Philosophy andLiterature,” “Emotional Engagement and the Experienceof Reading,” “Literature and the Moral Life,” and“Literary Language.”

By bringing together such an extraordinary collection ofinfluential and thought-provoking essays, A Companion to thePhilosophy of Literature reveals the deep and expansive natureof philosophical and literary studies – and the inextricablebonds they share.

About the Author:

Garry L. Hagberg is the James H. Ottaway Professor ofPhilosophy and Aesthetics at Bard College, and has in recent yearsheld a Chair in the School of Philosophy at the University of EastAnglia and a visiting fellowship at Cambridge University. He haspublished widely in philosophical and literary contexts; his recentbooks include Art and Ethical Criticism (Blackwell, 2008)and Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and AutobiographicalConsciousness (2008). He is joint editor of the journalPhilosophy and Literature.

Walter Jost is Professor of English at the University ofVirginia. He is the author of Rhetorical Thought in John HenryNewman (1989) and Rhetorical Investigations (2004), andhas edited or co-edited six previous books, including (with WendyOlmsted) A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism(Blackwell, 2004).

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