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By Patrick Dooley

ISBN-10: 0873389158

ISBN-13: 9780873389150

Explores the methods literature and philosophy enhance every one other’s inquiry into the human condition“I applaud the unconventional ways that Dooley brings to lifestyles the interchanges among philosophy and literature in the US in this interval. even if a variety of literary students have released during this box, Dooley is, to my wisdom, the 1st specialist thinker to make a massive contribution. As a thinker completely expert within the American culture, Dooley is ready to spotlight good points of the dialog hitherto overlooked by means of people with literary training.”—from the Foreword by way of Peter H. Hare“These actually are ‘conversations’ among designated fields that hardly ever seek advice from each other in such distinct and revealing methods, and Dooley is fantastically built to behavior that dialog. A neighborhood of Inquiry is clean, full of life, and original.”—Tom Quirk, professor of English, collage of MissouriRecently and more and more, literary and philosophical students are subscribing to the view that philosophy and literature are allies. even if, the majority of those students have focused on analyses of Greek philosophers and dramatists in addition to English novels and novelists on the subject of the character of an exceptional society and an ethical existence. The essays awarded in A group of Inquiry discover often-neglected works: classical American philosophy, specially pragmatism, and American literature, fairly the realists and naturalists, and typically missed basic problems with epistemology and metaphysics.This interdisciplinary learn examines the connections among American philosophy and literature, demonstrating how a cluster of components typically pointed out because the signature parts of classical American philosophy are fashionable within the canonical works of yankee literature. the topics mentioned variety from Stephen Crane’s metaphysics to company ethics in William Dean Howells, pragmatic faith in Willa Cather and Harold Frederic, John Steinbeck’s philosophy of labor, and Norman Maclean’s philosophy of community.Dooley is uniquely certified to address this examine of the interactions and intersections of philosophical pondering and literary writing. His philosophical history and analytical rigor supply a brand new point of view at the authors and topics mentioned in A group of Inquiry, making this booklet attractive to these drawn to American literary, highbrow, old, and/or philosophical studies.

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