Philosophy, Literature and the Human Good

1st Edition

Michael Weston

Routledge
Published March 15, 2001
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9780415243384 - CAT# RU21982

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Summary

In this provocative new examination of the philosophical, moral and religious significance of literature, Michael Weston explores the role of literature in both analytic and continental traditions. He initiates a dialogue between them and investigates the growing importance of these issues for major contemporary thinkers.
Each chapter explores a philosopher or literary figure who has written on the relation between literature and the good life, such as Derrida, Kierkegaard, Murdoch and Blanchot. Challenging and insightful, Philosophy, Literature and the Human Good is ideal for all students of philosophy and literature.

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