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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 3640 - Philosophy and Literature

This course explores many of the questions concerning the relation between philosophy and literature. In general these questions can be grouped into two basic categories. The first category is typically called the philosophy of literature insofar as philosophical questions are directed toward the subject of literature. The second category is typically termed philosophy in literature, in which a number of literary works (novels, drama, poetry) are examined in order to consider the philosophical content or form of the literary work. Particular attention will be given to considering the extent to which the disciplines of philosophy and literature are distinct and the extent to which they overlap.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .