Philosophy As Fiction

Philosophy As Fiction : Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

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Philosophy as Fiction reconstructs Proust's powerful, coherent and original outlook on knowledge, self-deception and self-fashioning. In addition, it explains why these ideas had to give rise to a work of art and not a philosophical treatise. Parts of the philosophy serve literary ends, with certain assertions forming part of the novel's intricate lace-work; and aspects of the aesthetics also serve philosophical ends, enabling a reader to engage in an active manner with an alternative art of living.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195169395
  • 9780195169393
  • 2,110,396

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Landy's book is clear, concise with a fluent and witty style ... As an academic text it is supportive in our reading and prvides even more guidance through works of criticism to date and sailing past references to Nietzsche, Plato, and Schopenhauer with ease. * Anna Howitt, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts *
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About Joshua Landy

Joshua Landy is Assistant Professor of French at Stanford University
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