Foundational Books

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, IgnoranceThe 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., Fiction Sets You Free
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, The Enigma of Isaac Babel
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, Juvenescence
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, How to Do Things with Fictions 
Lerer, Seth, Boethius and Dialogue: Literary Method in the Consolation of Philosophy
Nightingale, Andrea, Once out of Nature
Nehamas, Alexander, Nietzsche: Life as Literature 
Nussbaum, Martha, Love's Knowledge 
Pavel, Thomas, Fictional Worlds 
Peponi, Anastasia-Erasmia, Performance and Culture in Plato's Laws
Perloff, Marjorie, Edge of Irony
Pippin, Robert, Henry James and Modern Moral Life
Robinson, Paul, Gay Lives 
Rorty, Richard, Philosophy as Cultural Politics
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
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, Fichte's Ethical Thought
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.