Literature's Place in Philosophy: Challenging Disciplinarity
PublisherPhilosophy of Education Society
SourcePhilosophy of Education Yearbook
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The article discusses the question of the place of literature in philosophy. Moralistic teaching, formalism and phenomenology, and moral debates are mentioned. The article also mentions the book "Possession: A Romance," by A.S. Byatt, explaining that it offers an example of the debate about whether literature is instrumental or intrinsic in nature. Kant and utilitarianism, as well as philosophers of education are also discussed. The article concludes that the disciplines of knowledge and the modernist self may need to be reconsidered.