Literary knowledge : humanistic inquiry and the philosophy of science

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Abstract

Paisley Livingston here addresses contemporary controversies over the role of "theory" within the humanistic disciplines. In the process, he suggests ways in which significant modern texts in the philosophy of science relate to the study of literature. Livingston first surveys prevalent views of theory, and then proposes an alternative: theory, an indispensable element in the study of literature, should be understood as a Cogently argued and informed in its judgments, this book points the way to a fuller understanding of the special contribution that literary knowledge may make within the human sciences.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCornell University Press
ISBN (Print)9780801494222
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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