Literary Philosophers: Borges, Calvino, Eco

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415929189
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorge J. E. Gracia is Professor of Philosophy at the SUNY, Buffalo. Among his most recent books are Hispanics/Latinos in the United States (Routledge 2000). Carolyn Korsmeyer is Professor of Philosophy at the SUNY, Buffalo. Her most recent book is Making Sense of Taste (1999). Rodolphe Gasché is Professor of Comparative Literature at the SUNY, Buffalo. His most recent book is Of Minimal Things: Essays on the Notion of Relation (1999).

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Table of Contents

1 Literary Philosophers: Introductory Remarks 1
2 Intersections: Philosophy and Literature, or Why Ethical Criticism Prefers Realism 15
3 Philosophy and the Philosophical, Literature and the Literary, Borges and the Labyrinthine 27
4 Borges's Monsters: Unnatural Wholes and the Transformation of Genre 47
5 Borges's "Pierre Menard": Philosophy or Literature? 85
6 Mimesis and Modernism: The Case of Jorge Luis Borges 109
7 A Method for the New Millennium: Calvino and Irony 129
8 The Writing of the System: Borges's Library and Calvino's Traffic 149
9 Knowledge and Cognitive Practices in Eco's Labyrinths of Intertextuality 165
10 Borges, Calvino, Eco: The Philosophies of Metafiction 185
11 Philosophy and Literature in Calvino's Tales 205
Bibliography 223
Notes on Contributors 239
Index 243
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