The Head & the Heart: Philosophy in Literature


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Part of the greatness of great literature consists in the profound, philosophic ideas the works contain. These ideas may not be unknown to philosophy but, when rendered in literary form, they gain an aesthetic force often lacking in the philosophic treatise with its careful train of reasoning. In this insightful study, Burton Porter explores the philosophic content of some outstanding literary works, analyzing and evaluating the ideas that drive the narrative. Porter first examines the concept of free will and determinism ...

The Head & the Heart: Philosophy in Literature 2006, Humanity Books

ISBN-13: 9781591024118