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Philosophy, Literature and Interpretation

BURNHAM, Douglas and EBDON, Melanie (2009) Philosophy, Literature and Interpretation. In: The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Continuum./ Bloomsbury, London, pp. 238-258. ISBN 9780826498304

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This chapter considers the relationship between philosophy and literature both as forms of writing and thinking, but also (which is a more original contribution) as historically specific instititutions of enquiry. The argument is that part of the historical and cultural situatedness of philosophy is as a written form of cultural production, but one located within institutions (Universities above all) that already have a different 'department' specialising in understanding written forms of cultural production. This suggests that there might be an overlooked reciprocal influence. In particular, what new challenges for its own thinking can philosophy discover in the contemporary practices of literary analysis? A case study is detailed concerning recent forms of ecological criticism.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: Q300 English studies
V500 Philosophy
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Douglas BURNHAM
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 09:19
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 13:27
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/260

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