๐Ÿ“™ Handbook of Philosophy

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Edited by R. T. Eldridge (2009)


REFERENCE

Eldridge, R. T. (Ed.). (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Here’s another book that I got for course I was studying last semester: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. It consists of 20 plus essays that investigate literature and evaluate how specific modes address important aspects of (creative) human life. For me, I do think these essays demonstrate and highlight just why literature is so important on so many ways. People say there’s no jobs linked to English Lit. and this is largely true (yep obviously there are jobs but not like say there are for Engineering students or those studying Money & Banking), but like the classics and the study of ancient history, these subjects are of elemental and fundamental import to civilized and cultured society. They may not be vocational, or marketable but they are pivotal and thus a pious pursuit for those who prostrate at the alter of sublime (prophetic & profane) poetry and seismic (prophetic & profane) prose. (The other book I got was A. C. Grayling’s ๐Ÿ“™ The History of Philosophy.)

Genres

01. — “Epic,” by Gregory Nagy
02. — “Lyric,” by Susan Stewart
03. — “Tragedy,” by J. M. Bernstein
04. — “Comedy,” by Timothy Gould
05. — “Pastoral,” by Mark Payne
06. — “Satire,” by R. Bracht Branham
07. — “The novel,” by Anthony J. Cascardi
08. — “Autobiography,” by Stephen Mulhall
09. — “Experimental writing,” by R. M. Berry

Periods

10. — “Realism,” by Bernard Harrison
11. — “Romanticism,” by Nikolas Kompridis
12. — “Idealism,” by Toril Moi
13. — “Modernism,” by Philip Weinstein
14. — “Postcolonialism,” by Simona Bertacco

Devices and Powers

15. — “Imagination,” by Kirk Pillow
16. — “Plot,” by Alan Singer
17. — “Character,” by Stanley Bates
18. — “Style,” by Charles Altieri
19. — “Emotion & Memory,” by Glenn W. Most

Contexts and Uses

20. — “Literature & Knowledge,” by John Gibson
21. — “Literature & Morality,” by Ted Cohen
22. — “Literature & Politics,” by Fred Rush

Eldridge, R. T. (Ed.). (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

RELATED READINGS

Gottlieb, A. (2000). The Dream of Reason: a History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Gottlieb, A. (2016). The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy. London: Penguin.

Grayling, A. C. (2019). The History of Philosophy. London: Penguin.

Kenny, A. (1998). An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Russell, B. (1945). A History of Western Philosophy. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.


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