A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature
This volume in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series focuses on the main themes and topics in the philosophy of literature. It is composed of all newly commissioned essays, written by the top scholars in the field.
Introduction (Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College and Walter Jost, University of Virginia).
Part I: Relations between Philosophy and Literature:.
1. Philosophy as Literature and More than Literature (Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University).
2. Philosophy and Literature: Friends of the Earth? Roger A. Shiner (University of British Columbia Okanagan).
3. Philosophy and Literature and Rhetoric: Adventures in Polytopia (Walter Jost, University of Virginia).
4. Philosophy and/as/of Literature (Arthur C. Danto, Columbia University).
Part II: Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading:.
5. Emotion and the Understanding of Narrative (Jenefer Robinson, University of Cincinnati).
6. Feeling Fictions (Roger Scruton, American Enterprise Institute).
7. The Experience of Reading (Peter Kivy, Rutgers University).
8. Self Defining Reading: Literature and the Constitution of Personhood (Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College).
Part III: Philosophy, Tragedy, and Literary Form:.
9. Tragedy and Philosophy (Anthony J. Cascardi, University of California, Berkeley).
10. Iago s Elenchus: Shakespeare, Othello, and the Platonic Inheritance (M. W. Rowe, University of East Anglia).
11. Catharsis (Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago).
12. Passion, Counter Passion, Catharsis: Flaubert (and Beckett) on Feeling Nothing (Joshua Landy, Stanford University).
Part IV: Literature and the Moral Life:.
13. Perceptive Equilibrium: Literary Theory and Ethical Theory (Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago).
14. Henry James, Moral Philosophers, Moralism (Cora Diamond, University of Virginia).
15. Literature and the Idea of Morality (Eileen John (University of Warwick).
16. Styles of Self Absorption (Daniel Brudney, University of Chicago).
Part V: Narrative and the Question of Literary Truth.
17. Narration, Imitation, and Point of View (Gregory Currie, University of Nottingham).
18. How and What We Can Learn From Fiction (Mitchell Green, University of Virginia).
19. Literature and Truth (Peter Lamarque, University of York).
20. Truth in Poetry: Particulars and Universals: Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College).
Part VI: Intention and Biography in Criticism:.
21. Authorial Intention and the Varieties of Intentionalism (Paisley Livingston, Lingnan University).
22. Art as Techne, or, the Intentional Fallacy and the Unfinished Project of Formalism (Henry Staten, University of Washington).
23. Biography in Literary Criticism (Stein Haugom Olsen, University of Bergen).
24. Getting Inside Heisenberg s Head (Ray Monk, University of Southampton).
Part VII: On Literary Language:.
25. Wittgenstein and Literary Language (Jon Cook, University of East Anglia ) and Rupert Read, University of East Anglia).
26. Exemplification and Expression (Charles Altieri, University of California, Berkeley).
27. At Play in the Fields of Metaphor (Ted Cohen, University of Chicago).
28. Macbeth Appalled (Stanley Cavell, Harvard University).