Martin Mees

Philosophy and Literature. Epistemological Issues of an Interdisciplinary Crossing

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Keywords: Philosophy and Literature, Contemporary French Philosophy, Poetic Thought, Epistemology of Literature, Interdisciplinarity

This article starts from the old question of the relationship or rivalry between philosophy and literature to question the current issues surrounding the crossing of these disciplines. I first summarize the philosophical problems posed by the different contemporary ways of crossing these discourse regimes. It then takes stock of the epistemological principles developed in French-speaking philosophy over the last few decades on this issue, before finally questioning the meaning that a properly «poetic» or «literary» thought could embody. Through these points, it is the form of philosophy itself that is interesting: by what methods can we account for another kind of thought, poetic or literary, and what interest is there in philosophizing «with» literature for philosophy in general?

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