Philosophy as World Literature by Jeffrey R. Di Leo – eBook


  • Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
  • File Size: 21 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 305 Pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08J7XH32V
  • ISBN-10: 1501351877, 2020019017, 1501351885
  • ISBN-13: 9781501351877, 9781501370717, 9781501351884, 9781501351891
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What does it mean to study philosophy as a species of not just literature but world literature? The authors in this group explore philosophy through the lens of the “worlding” of literature–that is, how philosophy is linked and reconnected through global literary networks that cross borders, merge stories, and speak in translation and dialect.

Factually, much of the world’s most influential philosophy, from Augustine’s confessions and Plato’s dialogues to Nietzsche’s aphorisms and Sartre’s plays, was a type of literature–as well as, by extension, a type of world literature. Philosophy as World Literature (PDF) provides a variety of accounts of how the worlding of literature problematizes the national categorizing of philosophy and brings new challenges and meanings to the discussion of intersections between philosophy and literature.