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  1. Lev Braun (1974). Witness of Decline. Rutherford [N.J.]Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.score: 774.0
     
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  2. Neil Kenny (ed.) (1991). Philosophical Fictions and the French Renaissance. Warburg Institute, University of London.score: 504.0
     
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  3. Jefferson Humphries (1987). The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American Letters. Oxford University Press.score: 456.0
    Why do Americans, and so often, American writers, profess moral sentiments and yet write so little in the traditionally "moralistic" genres of maxim and fable? What is the relation between "moral" concerns and literary theory? Can any sort of morality survive the supposed nihilism of deconstruction? Jefferson Humphries undertakes a discussion of questions like these through a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. Humphries takes issue with the "amoral" view of (...)
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  4. Eva Knodt (1987). The Open Boundary of History and Fiction: A Critical Approach to the French Enlightenment (Review). Philosophy and Literature 11 (1):204-205.score: 405.0
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  5. John Crombie Brown (1879/1969). The Ethics of George Eliot's Works. Port Washington, N.Y.,Kennikat Press.score: 398.4
     
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  6. Rolf Lundén (1973). The Inevitable Equation. Uppsala.score: 398.4
     
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  7. James Clark McLaren (1953/1971). The Theatre of André Gide. New York,Octagon Books.score: 398.4
     
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  8. Stephen W. Potts (1982). From Here to Absurdity: The Moral Battlefields of Joseph Heller. Borgo Press.score: 398.4
     
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  9. George Rogers Swann (1929/1978). Philosophical Parallelisms in Six English Novelists: The Conception of Good, Evil, and Human Nature. R. West.score: 398.4
     
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  10. Frederick M. Keener (1983). The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen. Columbia University Press.score: 393.6
  11. Alan Montefiore & Peregrine Horden (eds.) (1983). The Novelist as Philosopher: Modern Fiction and the History of Ideas. All Souls College.score: 342.0
     
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  12. Gert Buelens (ed.) (1997). Enacting History in Henry James: Narrative, Power, and Ethics. Cambridge University Press.score: 243.0
    The Jamesian mode of writing, it has been claimed, actively works against an understanding of the way truth, history and power circulate in his texts. In this collection of essays, leading scholars of James analyse the strategies James used to address these crucial issues. Enacting History in Henry James claims that, because the type of knowledge available in James's fiction is never of a cognitive kind, the reader can never know 'truth' in any verifiable sense. James's writing instead (...)
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  13. Doreen D'Cruz (2011). The Lonely and the Alone: The Poetics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction. Rodopi.score: 243.0
    Isolation in the back-country: George Chamier, G.B. Lancaster, Katherine Mansfield, John Mulgan, and Graham Billing -- Outsiders and misfits in fragmented social milieux: William Satchell, Vincent Pyke, John A. Lee, Robin Hyde, Frank Sargeson, and others -- The lonely and the alone in the fiction of Janet Frame -- Maurice Gee and postmodern isolation -- Women, isolation, and history: Fiona Kidman, Noel Hilliard, and Patricia Grace -- Cultural deracination and isolation: Witi Ihimaera, Keri Hulme, and Alan Duff.
     
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  14. John Douglas Minyard (1985). Lucretius and the Late Republic: An Essay in Roman Intellectual History. E.J. Brill.score: 223.2
    LUCRETIUS AND THE LATE REPUBLIC . Roman Intellectual History The history of human values is the history of changing notions about truth and reality, ...
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  15. Stephen R. L. Clark (1995). How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy. Routledge.score: 216.0
    Immortality has long preoccupied everyone from alchemists to science fiction writers. In this intriguing investigation, Stephen Clark contends that the genre of science fiction writing enables the investigation of philosophical questions about immortality without the constraints of academic philosophy. He shows how fantasy accounts of phenomena such as resurrection, outer body experience, reincarnation or life extending medicines can be related to philosophy in interesting ways. Reading Western myths such as that of vampire, he examines the ways fear and hopes of (...)
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  16. Bijoy H. Boruah (1988). Fiction and Emotion: A Study in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.score: 216.0
    Why do people respond emotionally to works of fiction they know are make-believe? Boruah tackles this question, which is fundamental aesthetics and literary studies, from a totally new perspective. Bringing together the various answers that have been offered by philosophers from Aristotle to Roger Scruton, he shows that while some philosophers have denied any rational basis to our emotional responses to fiction, others have argued that the emotions evoked by fiction are not real emotions at all. In response to this, (...)
     
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  17. Jeffrey Karnicky (2007). Contemporary Fiction and the Ethics of Modern Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 216.0
    This book argues for the ethical relevancy of contemporary fiction at the beginning of the 21st century. The writers discussed in Contemporary Fiction and the Ethics of Modern Culture pay close attention to the concrete realities of the everyday world, such as the feelings of isolation created in urban environments; the roles played by sports, drugs, advertising, and the media; and the widespread use of computer, telecommunication, and entertainment technologies. Through reading novels by such writers as David Foster Wallace, Richard (...)
     
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  18. Ryan Nichols, N. D. Smith & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) (2008). Philosophy Through Science Fiction: A Coursebook with Readings. Routledge.score: 216.0
    Philosophy Through Science Fiction offers a fun, challenging, and accessible way in to the issues of philosophy through the genre of science fiction. Tackling problems such as the possibility of time travel, or what makes someone the same person over time, the authors take a four-pronged approach to each issue, providing a clear and concise introduction to each subject amd a science fiction story that exemplifies a feature of the philosophical discussion ú historical and contemporary philosophical texts that investigate the (...)
     
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  19. Tom Toremans (2010). Didactic Destiny: Sartor Resartus at the Intersection of Literature and Cultural Criticism. In Paul E. Kerry (ed.), Thomas Carlyle Resartus: Reappraising Carlyle's Contribution to the Philosophy of History, Political Theory, and Cultural Criticism. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.score: 216.0
     
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  20. Judith A. Little (ed.) (2007). Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction: Utopias and Dystopias. Prometheus Books.score: 214.2
     
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  21. Shameem Black (2009). Fiction Across Borders: Imagining the Lives of Others in Late-Twentieth-Century Novels. Columbia University Press.score: 214.2
     
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  22. Mark Rowlands (2003/2004). The Philosopher at the End of the Universe: Philosophy Explained Through Science Fiction Films. T. Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press.score: 214.2
    The Philosopher at the End of the Universe demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Mark Rowlands makes philosophy utterly relevant to our everyday lives and reveals its most potent messages using nothing more than a little humor and the plotlines of some of the most spectacular, expensive, high-octane films on the planet. Learn about: The Nature of Reality from The Matrix, Good and Evil from Star Wars, Morality from Aliens, (...)
     
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  23. Mark Currie (2010). About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time. Edinburgh University Press.score: 207.0
     
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  24. Kate Fullbrook (1990). Free Women: Ethics and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction. Temple University Press.score: 207.0
     
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  25. Rachel Hollander (2012). Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics. Routledge.score: 207.0
    Bringing together poststructuralist ethical theory with late Victorian debates about the morality of literature, this book reconsiders the ways in which novels engender an ethical orientation or response in their readers, explaining how the ...
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  26. Peter Jones (1975). Philosophy and the Novel: Philosophical Aspects of Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, the Brothers Karamazov, a La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, and of the Methods of Criticism. Clarendon Press.score: 207.0
     
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  27. Tʻae-gil Kim (1990). Values of Korean People Mirrored in Fiction. Dae Kwang Munwhasa.score: 207.0
     
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  28. Robert E. Myers (ed.) (1983). The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy: Critical Studies. Greenwood Press.score: 207.0
     
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  29. Christian Quendler (2001). From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction: A Contribution to the History of Literary Self-Reflexivity in its Philosophical Context. P. Lang.score: 207.0
     
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  30. Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.) (2007). The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press.score: 205.2
    Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient (...)
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  31. Natania Meeker (2006). Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment. Fordham University Press.score: 204.0
    Eighteenth-century France witnessed the rise of matter itself—in forms ranging from atoms to anatomies—as a privileged object of study. Voluptuous Philosophy redefines what is at stake in the emergence of an enlightened secular materialism by showing how questions of figure—how should a body be represented? What should the effects of this representation be on readers?—are tellingly and consistently located at the very heart of 18th-century debates about the nature of material substance. French materialisms of the Enlightenment are crucially invested (...)
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  32. Richard L. Frautschi (1993). The Emerging Notion of Nationalism in French Prose Fiction of the Enlightenment. History of European Ideas 17 (6):755-768.score: 189.0
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  33. Michael Prince (1996). Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics, and the Novel. Cambridge University Press.score: 180.0
    This book offers the first full-length study of philosophical dialogue during the English Enlightenment. It explains why important philosophers - Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Berkeley and Hume - and innumerable minor translators, imitators and critics wrote in and about dialogue during the eighteenth century; and why, after Hume, philosophical dialogue either falls out of use or undergoes radical transformation. Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment describes the extended, heavily coded, and often belligerent debate about the nature and proper management of dialogue; and (...)
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  34. Robert Hughes (2010). Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language. State University of New York Press.score: 171.0
    Sleepy Hollow : fearful pleasures and the nightmare of history -- Lacan and the beyond of language : from art to ethics -- Brown's Wieland and the ethical circumscription of death -- Heideggerian ethics : the voice of art and the call to being -- Levinas: art and the transcendence of solitude -- Endings : ethics, enigma, and address in The marble faun -- Riven : Badiou's ethical subject and the event of art as trauma.
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  35. Tabish Khair (2009). The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts From Elsewhere. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 171.0
    A lucid intervention in current debates about identity and difference, this book uses the concept of Otherness to look again at both Gothic fiction and Postcolonialism.
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  36. Richard Brown & Kevin S. Decker (eds.) (2009). Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am. John Wiley & Sons.score: 169.2
    Time travelers and battles between people and machines provoke old philosophical questions: Can the past really be changed? How do we differentiate ourselves from machines? Can machines have an inner life? Brown (philosophy & critical thinking, LaGuardia Community Coll.) and Decker (philosophy, Eastern Washington Univ.; coeditor, Star Wars and Philosophy ) collect 19 essays by primarily young academics who pursue these questions with entertaining verve and philosophical skill. The Terminator story is about something well intentioned—a defense project—going wrong, but none (...)
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  37. Gordon Lindsay Campbell (2003). Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines 772-1104. Oxford University Press.score: 169.2
    Lucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory (first century BC) is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It is a mechanistic theory that does away with the need for any divine design, and has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary seeks to locate Lucretius in both the ancient and modern contexts. The recent revival of creationism makes this study particularly relevant to contemporary (...)
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  38. Monica Gale (1994). Myth and Poetry in Lucretius. Cambridge University Press.score: 169.2
    The employment of mythological language and imagery by an Epicurean poet - an adherent of a system not only materialist, but overtly hostile to myth and poetry - is highly paradoxical. This apparent contradiction has often been ascribed to a conflict in the poet between reason and intellect, or to a desire to enliven his philosophical material with mythological digressions. This book attempts to provide a more positive assessment of Lucretius' aims and methodology by considering the poet's attitude to myth, (...)
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  39. Richard Green Moulton (1903/1969). The Moral System of Shakespeare. [Folcroft, Pa.Folcroft Press.score: 169.2
    THE MORAL SYSTEM OF SHAKESPEARE INTRODUCTION WHAT IS IMPLIED IN "THE MORAL SYSTEM OF SHAKESPEARE " The title of this work, The Moral System of Shakespeare, ...
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  40. Harold Kaplan (1972). Democratic Humanism and American Literature. Chicago,University of Chicago Press.score: 169.2
    Kaplan suggests that these major figures works are linked by the myths of genesis of a new political culture.
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  41. Evan I. Schwartz (2009). Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.score: 169.2
    Finding Oz tells the remarkable story behind one of the world’s most enduring and best-loved books. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum’s fantastical parable of the American Dream. Before becoming an impresario of children’s adventure tales, the J. K. Rowling of his age, Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting out on (...)
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  42. Randall E. Auxier & Phillip S. Seng (eds.) (2008). The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy. Open Court.score: 169.2
    "Essays explore philosophical themes in the Wizard of Oz saga, comprising the books by L. Frank Baum, the 1939 film, the novel Wicked, and related films and ...
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  43. Edward Ernest Sikes (1936). Lucretius, Poet & Philosopher. Cambridge [Eng.]The University Press.score: 169.2
    The Greek priests were concerned with ritual alone, and rarely, if ever, assumed the office of moralist; the philosophers, such as Parmenides and Empedocles ...
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  44. Keimpe Algra, M. H. Koenen & P. H. Schrijvers (eds.) (1997). Lucretius and His Intellectual Background: [Proceedings of the Colloquium, Amsterdam, 26-28 June 1996]. Koninklijke Nederlandse Adademie Van Wetenschappen.score: 169.2
     
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  45. Gregory Bassham & Eric Bronson (eds.) (2012). The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way. Wiley.score: 169.2
     
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  46. William John Birch (1848/1972). An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakespeare. Haskell House Publishers.score: 169.2
     
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  47. Ruby Blondell (1989). Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics. Cambridge University Press.score: 169.2
    This book is the first detailed study of the plays of Sophocles through examination of a single ethical principle--the traditional Greek popular moral code of "helping friends and harming enemies." Five of the extant plays are discussed in detail from both a dramatic and an ethical standpoint, and the author concludes that ethical themes are not only integral to each drama, but are subjected to an implicit critique through the tragic consequences to which they give rise. Greek scholars and students (...)
     
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  48. Diskin Clay (1983). Lucretius and Epicurus. Cornell University Press.score: 169.2
  49. Ledger William Allan Crawley (1963). The Failure of Lucretius. [Auckland, N.Z.]University of Auckland.score: 169.2
  50. Walter Clyde Curry (1959/1968). Shakespeare's Philosophical Patterns. Gloucester, Mass.,P. Smith.score: 169.2
     
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