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Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521281237

ISBN-13: 9780521281232

Edition: 2014

Authors: Anthony J. Cascardi

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Literature and philosophy have long shared an interest in questions of truth, value, and form. And yet, from ancient times to the present, they have often sharply diverged, both in their approach to these questions and in their relationship to one another. Moreover, the vast differences among individual writers, historical periods, and languages pose challenges for anyone wishing to understand the relationship between them. This Introduction provides a synthetic and original guide to this vast terrain. It uncovers the deep interests that literature and philosophy share while offering a lucid account of their differences. It sheds new light on many standing debates and offers students and…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.704

Anthony J. Cascardi is the director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities and a professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley.

Questions of Truth and Knowledge
The 'ancient quarrel'
Action, imitations, conventions of make-believe
The single observer standpoint and its limits
Contingency, irony, edification: changing the conversation about truth
Questions of Value
Values, contingencies, conflicts
Reason and autonomy, imagination and feeling
Forces and the will
Questions of Form
Ubiquitous form
Linguistic turns
Form, narrative, novel
Forms and fragments
Afterword: limits