2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 308 - Philosophy of Literature

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An exploration of some of the most intriguing and illuminating points of intersection between philosophy and literature, including interpretation in criticism, the nature of critical evaluation, truth in fiction, and metaphor. Coursework may include philosophical approaches to the understanding of literary texts (issues of truth, authorship, selfhood), literary texts that explicitly invoke philosophical problems or approaches, and/or problems raised by certain philosophical texts whose proper use requires careful attention to their form. The specific literature the course examines will change according to the interests and needs of the instructor and the students. Examples include science fiction, classics, existential novels/drama or Asian literatures. Course may be repeated as literatures change. Odd years Spring.