PHI 2885: Philosophy through Fiction
Course Description for Philosophy through Fiction
Philosophy through Fiction
Description: This course explores the ways in which philosophy and literature inform one another. We will consider how philosophical positions, arguments, and problems are illustrated in works of fiction, and whether fiction itself can be a form of philosophy. Students should gain an understanding of several philosophical issues and positions, develop an appreciation of the importance of fictional narrative to the reflective understanding of life and how it may also inform philosophical theory, as well as the value of philosophy to literary criticism.