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Ambivalent Wisdom a Fruit of Reading
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views.
2015 (English)In: Logoi.ph, ISSN 2420-9775, Vol. 1, no 2, 169-184 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

It can be said that literary texts do not have any obligation to reality, and that literature destabilises our relation to normal use of words and to established perspectives. Literature is in relation with something that cannot be explained or conceptualised. In this respect literature is close to religion. I argue that many of these characteristics of literature apply to philosophical writing too. Concurrently, I argue that also literature indeed is connected to reality and indeed wants to say something about our world. I contend that philosophy can benefit from a deeper understanding of the parallels and similarities between philosophical writing and literature.

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2015. Vol. 1, no 2, 169-184 p.
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clarity of meaning; fiction and non-fiction; literature and philosophy; Ricœur, Paul; secret;
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281167DiVA: diva2:913123
Available from: 2016-03-19 Created: 2016-03-19 Last updated: 2016-05-06

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