Peter Lamarque | Prolegomena to Any Future Philosophy of Literature

Written by on May 11th, 2014 // Filed under 24.1 Theory Today

Abstract

This paper lays out some basic constraints for an approach to literary theory ‘After Theory,’ grounded in analytical philosophy. The presupposition that literature, in the relevant sense, is one of the arts, suggest that a philosophy of literature can take a distinctive place within an analytical philosophy of art. The paper explores in outline what such a location might entail and briefly addresses some possible points of contention, relating to the very conception of literature and its involvement with meaning, truth and value.

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