The Philosophy of Literature / Edition 1
  • The Philosophy of Literature / Edition 1
  • The Philosophy of Literature / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Literature / Edition 1

by Peter Lamarque
     
 

ISBN-10: 140512198X

ISBN-13: 9781405121989

Pub. Date: 06/30/2008

Publisher: Wiley


A comprehensive study by one of its leading exponents of central issues in the philosophy of literature, including the idea of literature as art, the nature and ontology of literary works, the status of the author, the modes and assessment of literary interpretation, the nature of fiction and fictional characters, the role of truth and knowledge in the…  See more details below

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A comprehensive study by one of its leading exponents of central issues in the philosophy of literature, including the idea of literature as art, the nature and ontology of literary works, the status of the author, the modes and assessment of literary interpretation, the nature of fiction and fictional characters, the role of truth and knowledge in the appreciation of literature, and the basis for literary evaluation. Throughout the book philosophical discussion is illustrated with examples from poems, novels and drama of all periods. The book not only presents and analyses a range of views on these and other topics but also develops its own distinctive point of view. What emerges is a definitive and authoritative characterisation of a relatively new but increasingly influential branch of aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121989
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,303,725
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Art.

2 Literature.

3 Authors.

4 Practice.

5 Fiction.

6 Truth.

7 Value.

Bibliography of works cited.

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