A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature
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Companion to the Philosophy of Literature by Garry L. Hagberg
Book DescriptionThis monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. * Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them 'Relations Between Philosophy and Literature', 'Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading', 'Literature and the Moral Life', and 'Literary Language' * Offers a combination of analytical precision and literary richness * Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike, ideal for course use
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405141703
(249mm x 179mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Garry L. Hagberg
Fictional Characters, Real Problems, Hardback (March 2016)
These new essays explore central aspects of the ethical content of literature: character, its formation, and its role in moral discernment; poetic vision in the context of ethical understanding; self-identity and self-understanding; literature's role in moral growth and change; and the historical background of the ethical dimension of literature.
Companion to the Philosophy of Literature, Paperback (December 2014)
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. Note: I received a lot of advice on this project over several iterations.
Describing Ourselves, Paperback (October 2011)
Garry Hagberg presents an original philosophical investigation of self-description. He explores the profound implications that Wittgenstein's later work has for our understanding of the human condition, and offers philosophical interpretations of a fascinating range of autobiographical writings, by Goethe, Dostoevsky, Iris Murdoch, and others.
Art and Ethical Criticism, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Garry L. Hagberg
* Provides a timely and philosophically significant contribution to modern aesthetics * Features some of the best contemporary work in philosophical studies on literature, moral beliefs, and thinking in art * Reflects on the significance of a moral life of engagement with works of art .
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Author Biography - Garry L. Hagberg
Garry L. Hagberg is the James H. Ottaway Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Bard College, and has in recent years held a Chair in the School of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and a visiting fellowship at Cambridge University. He has published widely in philosophical and literary contexts; his recent books include Art and Ethical Criticism (Blackwell, 2008) and Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness (2008). He is joint editor of the journal Philosophy and Literature. Walter Jost is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Rhetorical Thought in John Henry Newman (1989) and Rhetorical Investigations (2004), and has edited or co-edited six previous books, including (with Wendy Olmsted) A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism (Blackwell, 2004).
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