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On the Defense of Literary Value: From Early German Romanticism to Analytic Philosophy of Literature

Brady Bowman

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Identifying cognition in general with propositional knowledge exposes the cognitive value of literature to abiding skepticism. This chapter argues that German romanticism has generated two competing ... More


On (Not) Making Oneself Known

John Gibson

in Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190698515
eISBN:
9780190698553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698515.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter uses an exploration of the nature of selfhood in Hamlet to stage a discussion of the concept of literary knowledge. What does it mean to claim for our various practices of literary ... More


Misreading Emma

David Davies

in Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Emma Woodhouse misreads the intentions, and the significance of the actions, of those around her in ways that reflect both her projects and her own acknowledged or unacknowledged desires. Moreover, ... More


Believing in Stories

Stacie Friend

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There is a widespread assumption that we can learn facts from fiction: ordinary empirical facts about history, geography, society, biology, and so on. Although nothing about the nature of fiction ... More


Questions of Character

Iskra Fileva (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This anthology brings together first-rate philosophers with a variety of backgrounds, as well as scholars from psychology, economics, and law in order to deliver a collection that captures the ... More


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