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By Patrick Dooley

Explores the methods literature and philosophy enhance each one other’s inquiry into the human condition“I applaud the radical ways that Dooley brings to lifestyles the interchanges among philosophy and literature in the US in this interval. even supposing a number of literary students have released during this box, Dooley is, to my wisdom, the 1st expert thinker to make an incredible contribution. As a thinker completely educated within the American culture, Dooley is ready to spotlight positive factors of the dialog hitherto overlooked by means of people with literary training.”—from the Foreword through Peter H. Hare“These really are ‘conversations’ among specific fields that not often check with each other in such specified and revealing methods, and Dooley is beautifully outfitted to behavior that dialog. A group of Inquiry is clean, vigorous, 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. in spite of the fact that, the vast majority of those students have focused on analyses of Greek philosophers and dramatists in addition to English novels and novelists just about the character of an exceptional society and an ethical existence. The essays awarded in A neighborhood of Inquiry discover often-neglected works: classical American philosophy, particularly pragmatism, and American literature, quite the realists and naturalists, and normally neglected primary problems with epistemology and metaphysics.This interdisciplinary examine examines the connections among American philosophy and literature, demonstrating how a cluster of components as a rule pointed out because the signature parts of classical American philosophy are well-liked within the canonical works of yank literature. the topics mentioned variety from Stephen Crane’s metaphysics to enterprise 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 deal with this examine of the interactions and intersections of philosophical considering and literary writing. His philosophical historical past and analytical rigor offer a brand new standpoint at the authors and topics mentioned in A group of Inquiry, making this e-book attractive to these attracted to American literary, highbrow, old, and/or philosophical studies.

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