The Philosophy of Literature
By (author) Peter Lamarque
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Philosophy of Literature by Peter Lamarque
Book DescriptionBy exploring central issues in the philosophy of literature, illustrated by a wide range of novels, poems, and plays, Philosophy of Literature gets to the heart of why literature matters to us and sheds new light on the nature and interpretation of literary works. Provides a comprehensive study, along with original insights, into the philosophy of literature Develops a unique point of view - from one of the field's leading exponents Offers examples of key issues using excerpts from well-known novels, poems, and plays from different historical periods
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405121989
(225mm x 150mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Lamarque
Work and Object, Paperback (June 2012)
Peter Lamarque explores metaphysical aspects of works of art, looking at their status as cultural artefacts, their distinctive kinds of properties, their relation to interpretation, their style. He reaches surprising conclusions about the identity conditions of works and about the difference between what a work seems to be and what it really is.
Philosophy of Literature, Hardback (June 2008)
By exploring central issues in the philosophy of literature, illustrated by a wide range of novels, poems, and plays, Philosophy of Literature gets to the heart of why literature matters to us and sheds new light on the nature and interpretation of literary works.
Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, Paperback (September 2003)
This anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950's to the present time. Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950's to the present time.
Truth, Fiction and Literature, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Peter Lamarque
This work examines the ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers an account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore matters of universal human interest. It explores the limits of fictionality in relation to metaphysical and sceptical views.
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Author Biography - Peter Lamarque
Peter Lamarque is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. He is the author of Fictional Points of View (1996) and co-author, with Stein Haugom Olsen, of Truth, Fiction and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective (1994). He was editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics from 1995-2008, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism . He edited Philosophy and Fiction (1983), Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Language (1997), and (with Stein Haugom Olsen) Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology (Blackwell, 2003).
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