Philosophy as a literary art: making things up

Philosophy as a literary art: making things up. Edited by Costica Bradatan London: Routledge, 2014.

Title Philosophy as a literary art: making things up
Place of Publication London
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781138792449
Language eng
Editor Costica Bradatan
Total number of pages 126
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Despite philosophers’ growing interest in the relation between philosophy and literature in general, over the last few decades comparatively few studies have been published dealing more narrowly with the literary aspects of philosophical texts. The relationship between philosophy and literature is too often taken to be "literature as philosophy" and very rarely "philosophy as literature." It is the dissatisfaction with this one-sidedness that lies at the heart of the present volume. Philosophy has nothing to lose by engaging in a serious process of literary self-analysis. On the contrary, such an exercise would most likely make it stronger, more sophisticated, more playful and especially more self-reflexive. By not moving in this direction, philosophy places itself in the position of not following what has been deemed, since Socrates at least, the worthiest of all philosophical ideals: self-knowledge.

This book was originally published as a special issue of The European Legacy.
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Additional Notes This book was originally published as a special issue of The European Legacy.

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