Literary Philosophy

Descartes, René, Meditations on First Philosophy
Du Bois, W. E. B., The Souls of Black Folk
Montaigne, Michel de, Essays
Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Gay Science
Pascal, Blaise, Pensées
Plato, Phaedrus
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Fiction

Beauvoir, Simone de, The Blood of Others
Beckett, Samuel, Three Novels
Borges, Jorge Luis, Fictions
Calvino, Italo, Mr. Palomar; t-zero
Camus, Albert, The Fall
Coetzee, J. M., Diary of a Bad Year
Diderot, Denis, Jacques the Fatalist
Dostoevsky, Fyodor, The Brothers Karamazov
Ellison, Ralph, Invisible Man
Kafka, Franz, The Trial
Knausgaard, Karl Ove, My Struggle
Kundera, Milan, Ignorance; The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Lessing, Doris, The Golden Notebook
McEwan, Ian, Atonement
Morrison, Toni, Song of Solomon
Musil, Robert, The Man Without Qualities
Nabokov, Vladimir, Pale Fire
Proust, Marcel, In Search of Lost Time
Sartre, Jean-Paul, Nausea
Smith, Zadie, On Beauty
Stevens, Wallace, Collected Poems
Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest
Woolf, Virginia, The Waves

Philosophers on Literature

Aristotle, Poetics
Heidegger, Martin, The Origin of the Work of Art
Kant, Immanuel, Critique of the Power of Judgment
Murdoch, Iris, Existentialists and Mystics
Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Birth of Tragedy
Schopenhauer, Arthur, The World as Will and Representation

Contemporary Writings

Berman, Russell A., Modern culture and critical theory: Art, politics, and the legacy of the Frankfurt School
Booth, Wayne, The Company We Keep
Bourbon, Brett, Finding a Replacement for the Soul : Mind and Meaning in Literature and Philosophy
Cavell, Stanley, Must we Mean What we Say?
Carroll, Noël, Beyond Aesthetics
Cohen, Margaret, Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution
Danto, Arthur, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
Descombes, Vincent, Proust: Philosophy of the Novel
Frank, Joseph, Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871
Fisher, Philip, Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences
Freidin, Gregory, A Coat of Many Colors: Osip Mandelstam and His Mythologies of Self-Presentation
Gigante, Denise, Taste
Greenleaf, Monika, Pushkin and Romantic Fashion: Fragment, Elegy, Orient, Irony
Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich, Production of Presence
Hagberg, Garry, Art as Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory
Harrison, Robert, Rome, la pluie
Hickey, Dave, Air Guitar
Hills, David, Metaphor (in progress)
John, Eileen and Dominic Lopes, eds., The Philosophy of Literature: Contemporary and Classic Readings
Lamarque, Peter and Stein Haugom Olsen: Truth, Fiction, and Literature
Landy, Joshua, Philosophy as Fiction 
Lerer, Seth, Boethius and Dialogue: Literary Method in the Consolation of Philosophy
Moretti, Franco, Signs Taken for Wonders
Nightingale, Andrea, Genres in Dialogue
Nehamas, Alexander, Nietzsche: Life as Literature
Nussbaum, Martha, Love's Knowledge
Pavel, Thomas, Fictional Worlds
Peponi, Anastasia-Erasmia, Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought
Perloff, Marjorie, Wittgenstein’s Ladder
Pippin, Robert, Henry James and Modern Moral Life
Robinson, Paul, Opera and Ideas, From Mozart to Strauss
Rorty, Richard, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity
Ruttenburg, Nancy, Dostoevsky's Democracy
Sacks, Sheldon, ed., On Metaphor
Saler, Michael and Joshua Landy, eds.,The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age (in progress)
Scarry, Elaine, On Beauty and Being Just
Tamen, Miguel, Friends of Interpretable Objects
Thomasson, Amie, Fiction and Metaphysics
Vermeule, Blakey, Why Do We Care about Literary Characters?
Walton, Kendall, Mimesis and Make-Believe
Wood, Allen, Kant
Zunshine, Lisa, Why We Read Fiction

An Edited Collection from the Initiative in Philosophy and Literature at Stanford

The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age, ed. Michael Saler & Joshua Landy. Stanford University Press, 2009.

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