Philosophy of Literature : Classic and Contemporary Readings : An Anthology
An additional historical section features generous selections of the writings of early pioneers such as Plato and Hume. An ideal introduction to the philosophy of literature or the philosophy of art, this authoritative volume also provides an handy compilation of contributions to the field by its leading figures.
Table of Contents
Part I Classic Sources: Republic, Plato
Of Tragedy, David Hume
The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche
Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming, Sigmund Freud.
Part II Definition of Literature: Spazio, Arrigo Lora-Totino
What Isn't Literature?, E.D. Hirsch, Jr
The Concept of Literature, Monroe Beardsley
Literary Practice, Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen
What Is Literature?, Robert Stecker.
Part III Ontology of Literature: Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, Jorge Luis Borges
Literary Works as Types, Richard Wollheim, Literature, J.O. Urmson
Can the Work Survive the World?, Nelson Goodman and Catherine Elgin
Work and Text, Currie.
Part IV Fiction: Xingu, Edith Wharton
On the Cognitive Triviality of Art, Jerome Stolnitz
Literature and Knowledge, Catherine Wilson
Finely Aware and Richly Responsible, Martha Nussbaum
Literature, Truth, and Philosophy, Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen
The Ethical Criticism of Art, Berys Gaut.