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  1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka & International Society for Phenomenology and Literature (1982). The Philosophical Reflection of Man in Literature Selected Papers From Several Conferences Held by the International Society for Phenomenology and Literature in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
     
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  2. Marlies Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning, International Society for Phenomenology and Literature & International Phenomenology Congress (1994). Allegory Old and New in Literature, Fine Art, Music and Theatre and its Continuity in Culture.
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    Stanley Corngold (1998). Complex Pleasure: Forms of Feeling in German Literature. Stanford University Press.
    Complex Pleasure deals with questions of literary feeling in eight major German writers—Lessing, Kant, Hölderlin, Nietzsche, Musil, Kafka, Trakl, and Benjamin. On the basis of close readings of these authors Stanley Corngold makes vivid the following ideas: that where there is literature there is complex pleasure; that this pleasure is complex because it involves the impression of a disclosure; that this thought is foremost in the minds of a number of canonical writers; that important literary works (...)
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  4. Oliver Conolly (2005). Pleasure and Pain in Literature. Philosophy and Literature 29 (2):305-320.
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    David Fredrick (1995). Beyond the Atrium to Ariadne: Erotic Painting and Visual Pleasure in the Roman House. Classical Antiquity 14 (2):266-288.
    Wallace-Hadrill's reading of spatial hierarchy does not address the representation of gender in mythological paintings. However, a rough survey indicates that the majority are erotic and/or violent. Erotic depictions common on household items suggest that the Romans were sensitive to this content; the likely use of pattern books in selecting programs for domestic decoration suggests a synoptic awareness of it. This points to the applicability of contemporary theories of representation and power, and Mulvey's model of visual pleasure in narrative (...)
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    Masterson Mark (2004). Status, Pay, and Pleasure in the De Architectura of Vitruvius. American Journal of Philology 125 (3):387-416.
    This article seeks to show the effect that Vitruvius’ probable social status had on the contents of the De Architectura. The education proposed for the architect, the receipt of a wage, and pleasure all shape the treatise in significant ways. The article supplements these discussions with a close reading of a section of the De Architectura hitherto neglected in the secondary literature: the cameo appearance of Aristippus in the preface to Book 6. Vitruvius arguably uses the figure of (...)
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    Christopher Butler (2004). Pleasure and the Arts: Enjoying Literature, Painting, and Music. Oxford University Press.
    How do the arts give us pleasure? Covering a very wide range of artistic works, from Auden to David Lynch, Rembrandt to Edward Weston, and Richard Strauss to Keith Jarrett, Pleasure and the Arts offers us an explanation of our enjoyable emotional engagements with literature, music, and painting. The arts direct us to intimate and particularized relationships, with the people represented in the works, or with those we imagine produced them. When we listen to music, look at (...)
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    Patrick Colm Hogan (2010). Fictions and Feelings: On the Place of Literature in the Study of Emotion. Emotion Review 2 (2):184-195.
    Explanatory accounts of emotion require, among other things, theoretically tractable representations of emotional experience. Common methods for producing such representations have well-known drawbacks, such as observer interference or lack of ecological validity. Literature offers a valuable supplement. It provides detailed instructions for simulating emotions; when successful, it induces empathic emotions. It too involves distortions, through emotion-intensifying idealization and ideological biases. But these also relate to emotion study. There are three levels at which literature bears on emotion research: (1) (...)
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    Paul Lettinck (2011). Science in Adab Literature. Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 21 (1):149-163.
    Books belonging to adab literature present material about a variety of subjects, considered from various points of view, such as religious, scientific, historical, literary, etc. They contain knowledge and at the same time entertainment for educated people. Here we consider the content of two adab works, insofar as they discuss subjects from the scientific point of view: Fa???l al-Khi?????b by al-T??f??sh?? and Mab??hij al-fikar wa-man??hij al-??ibar by al-Wa???w????? . Al-T??f??sh??'s work discusses astronomical and meteorological subjects. The passages on astronomy (...)
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    Jessica Rosenfeld (2010). Ethics and Enjoyment in Late Medieval Poetry: Love After Aristotle. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction: love after Aristotle; 1. Enjoyment: a medieval history; 2. Narcissus after Aristotle: love and ethics in Le Roman de la Rose; 3. Metamorphoses of pleasure in the fourteenth century Dit Amoureux; 4. Love's knowledge: fabliau, allegory, and fourteenth-century anti-intellectualism; 5. On human happiness: Dante, Chaucer, and the felicity of friendship; Coda: Chaucer's philosophical women.
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    A. H. Burlton Allen (1930). Pleasure and Instinct: A Study in the Psychology of Human Action. Routledge.
    Description from a book review by J. G. Beebe-Center: "Mr. Allen's book develops in detail the view that pleasure and unpleasure are essentially manifestations of the progression and thwarting of impulses. Part one is a brief summary of the principal theories of feeling. Part two is devoted to "sensory" or "bodily" pleasure and unpleasure. These forms of feeling, it is argued, 'depend on an analogue of conation existing in the organism, a nisus to maintain, or to carry out (...)
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  12. Cal Ledsham (2016). Pleasure in Philosophy and the Pretext of Theology. Quaestio 15:729-738.
    This paper considers the hermeneutic position, recently gaining some traction in the secondary literature, that Scholastics in the years 1330-1350 were not primarily interested in theology. Rather, their increasing engagement with “English subtleties” – a set of “logico-mathematical” techniques we now associate with scientific inquiry – was driven by their new, distinctively secular, natural-philosophy interests. In this, they become proto-moderns and philosophers in our contemporary sense. Consideration is given to whether this “pretext” reading of the Scholastics is coherent and (...)
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    Daniel Albright (2000). Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and Other Arts. University of Chicago Press.
    From its dissonant musics to its surrealist spectacles (the urinal is a violin!), Modernist art often seems to give more frustration than pleasure to its audience. In Untwisting the Serpent, Daniel Albright shows that this perception arises partly because we usually consider each art form in isolation, even though many of the most important artistic experiments of the Modernists were collaborations involving several media--Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is a ballet, Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts is (...)
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  14. Laura Inez Deavenport Barge (2009). Exploring Worldviews in Literature: From William Wordsworth to Edward Albee. Abilene Christian University Press.
    Numinous spaces in British literature from William Wordsworth to Samuel Beckett -- Jesus figures in American literature from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Edward Albee -- Using Bakhtin's definitions to discover ethical voices in Solzhenitsyn and Tolstoy -- René Girard's categories of scapegoats in literature of the American South -- Hopkins's metaphysics of nature as sacred disclosure -- The book of job as mirrored in Hopkins's metaphysics -- Beckett's mythos of the absence of God.
     
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    Yvan I. Russell & Steve Phelps (2013). How Do You Measure Pleasure? A Discussion About Intrinsic Costs and Benefits in Primate Allogrooming. Biology and Philosophy 28 (6):1005-1020.
    Social grooming is an important element of social life in terrestrial primates, inducing the putative benefits of β-endorphin stimulation and group harmony and cohesion. Implicit in many analyses of grooming (e.g. biological markets) are the assumptions of costs and benefits to grooming behaviour. Here, in a review of literature, we investigate the proximate costs and benefits of grooming, as a potentially useful explanatory substrate to the well-documented ultimate (functional) explanations. We find that the hedonic benefits of grooming are well (...)
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    Alfred Wolf (1987). Saving the Small Farm: Agriculture in Roman Literature. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 4 (2-3):65-75.
    Roman agriculture suffered traumatic changes during the 2nd century B.C. The traditional farmers who tilled their few acres and served family, gods and community were being squeezed out by large estate owners using slaves for investment farming. Politicians, scholars and poets tried to revive the ancestoral rustic life.In 133 B.C. the Gracchi legislated land reform to relieve the distress of the farmer soldiers who had won the empire. Although their efforts led to political confrontation that deteriorated into civil war, programs (...)
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  17. Mary Sanders Pollock & Catherine Rainwater (eds.) (2005). Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
    Figuring Animals is a collection of fifteen essays concerning the representation of animals in literature, the visual arts, philosophy, and cultural practice. At the turn of the new century, it is helpful to reconsider our inherited understandings of the species, some of which are still useful to us. It is also important to look ahead to new understandings and new dialogue, which may contribute to the survival of us all. The contributors to this volume participate in this dialogue in (...)
     
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    Brett Bourbon (2004). Finding a Replacement for the Soul: Mind and Meaning in Literature and Philosophy. Harvard University Press.
    Approaching the study of literature as a unique form of the philosophy of language and mind--as a study of how we produce nonsense and imagine it as sense--this ...
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    Phyllis Carey (ed.) (1997). Wagering on Transcendence: The Search for Meaning in Literature. Sheed & Ward.
    Through essays, Mount Mary College professors from various disciplines analyze several pieces of literature from a variety of genres and authors to show how ...
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    Margaret S. Hrezo & John M. Parrish (eds.) (2010). Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture. Lexington Books.
    These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary ...
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    Walter Pape & Frederick Burwick (eds.) (1995). Reflecting Senses: Perception and Appearance in Literature, Culture, and the Arts. W. De Gruyter.
    Introduction In "search of instances where the American imagination demands the real thing, and, to attain it, must fabricate the absolute fake," Umberto ...
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    Catherine Osborne (2007/2009). Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.
    The book is about three things. First, how Ancient thinkers perceived humans as like or unlike other animals; second about the justification for taking a humane attitude towards natural things; and third about how moral claims count as true, and how they can be discovered or acquired. Was Aristotle was right to see continuity in the psychological functions of animal and human souls? The question cannot be settled without taking a moral stance. As we can either focus on continuity or (...)
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    Hsuan L. Hsu (2010). Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Introduction: scales of identification; 1. Democratic expansionism, gothic geographies, and Charles Brockden Brown; 2. Urban apartments, global cities: the enlargement of private space in Poe and James; 3. Cultural orphans: domesticity, missionaries, and China from Stowe to Sui Sin Far; 4. 'The Checkered Globe': cosmopolitan despair in the American Pacific; 5. Literature and regional production; Epilogue: scales of resistance.
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  24. Obioma Nnaemeka (ed.) (1997). The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature. Routledge.
    This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing how issues in feminism are, in African literature, recast in different and complex ways.
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  25. Andrew Hadfield, Dominic Rainsford & Tim Woods (1999). The Ethics in Literature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Ullrich Langer (1994). Perfect Friendship: Studies in Literature and Moral Philosophy From Boccaccio to Corneille. Librairie Droz.
    I am grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a year-long fellowship that enabled me to write major portions of this book; ...
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  27. S. L. Goldberg (1993). Agents and Lives Moral Thinking in Literature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  28. Morris Weitz (1963). Philosophy in Literature: Shakespeare, Voltaire, Tolstoy & Proust. Detroit, Wayne State University Press.
     
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  29. Walter Bernhart & Werner Wolf (eds.) (2010). Self-Reference in Literature and Other Media. Rodopi.
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  30. Angus Fletcher (1991). Colors of the Mind: Conjectures on Thinking in Literature. Harvard University Press.
     
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  31. Patrick Grant (1996). Personalism and the Politics of Culture: Readings in Literature and Religion From the New Testament to the Poetry of Northern Ireland. St. Martin's Press.
     
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  32. Charles W. Johnson (1992). Philosophy in Literature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  33. Konstantin Kolenda (1982). Philosophy in Literature: Metaphysical Darkness and Ethical Light. Barnes & Noble Books.
     
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  34. Konstantin Kolenda (1982). Philosophy in Literature Metaphysical Darkness and Ethical Light /Konstantin Kolenda. --. --. Barnes & Noble, Books,1982.
     
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  35. Marie Mianowski (ed.) (2012). Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  36. Maurice Alexander Natanson (1998). The Erotic Bird Phenomenology in Literature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  37. H. P. Rickman (1996). Philosophy in Literature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Julian L. Ross (1950). Philosophy in Literature. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 25 (1):141-142.
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  39. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka & World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning (2000). Life Creative Mimesis of Emotion ; From Sorrow to Elation: Elegiac Virtuosity in Literature.
     
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  40. Frederic Will (1988). Thresholds & Testimonies: Recovering Order in Literature and Criticism. Wayne State University Press.
     
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    Wolfgang Huemer (2012). Cognitive Dimensions of Achieving (and Failing) in Literature. In J. Dreiber, E. Konrad, T. Petraschka & H. Rott (eds.), Understanding Fiction. Mentis 26-44.
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    Wendy Steiner (1996). Book Review: The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Literature 20 (1).
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    Jennifer A. McMahon (2007). The Significance of Plato's Notions of Beauty and Pleasure in the Philosophy of Kant. Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of Greek Studies 2005 6:27-34.
    Plato conceived of the Form of Beauty as quite distinct from the Form of the Good. Beauty was a means to the Good. The ascent theory of the Symposium has suggested to some commentators that Plato envisaged two kinds of beauty, the sensuous and the intellectual, and that to reach the Good we must transcend our sensuous desires and cultivate an appreciation of intellectual beauty. However, in the Laws Plato presents us with a third notion of beauty, which is neither (...)
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    Ben Bramble (forthcoming). The Role of Pleasure in Well-Being. In Guy Fletcher (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being. Routledge
    What is the role of pleasure in determining a person’s well-being? I start by considering the nature of pleasure (i.e., what pleasure is). I then consider what factors, if any, can affect how much a given pleasure adds to a person’s lifetime well-being other than its degree of pleasurableness (i.e., how pleasurable it is). Finally, I consider whether it is plausible that there is any other way to add to somebody’s lifetime well-being than by giving him (...)
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    Nancy Yousef (2004). Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature. Cornell University Press.
    While individuals presented in central texts of the period are indeed often alone or separated from others, Yousef regards this isolation as a problem the texts attempt to illuminate, rather than a condition they construct as normative or ...
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    Robert E. Abrams (2004). Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature: Topographies of Skepticism. Cambridge University Press.
    Robert Abrams argues that new concepts of space and landscape emerged in mid-nineteenth-century American writing, marking a linguistic and interpretative limit to American expansion. Abrams supports the radical elements of antebellum writing, where writers from Hawthorne to Rebecca Harding Davis disputed the naturalizing discourses of mid-nineteenth century society. Whereas previous critics find in antebellum writing a desire to convert chaos into an affirmative, liberal agenda, Abrams contends that authors of the 1840s and 50s deconstructed more than they constructed.
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    Jenny Chamarette & Jennifer Higgins (eds.) (2010). Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture. Peter Lang.
    This collection of essays, on French and francophone prose, poetry, drama, visual art, cinema and thought, assesses guilt and shame in relation to structures of ...
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  48. Anthony M. Mlikotin (ed.) (1979). Western Philosophical Systems in Russian Literature: A Collection of Critical Studies. University of Southern California Press.
     
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    Julia Simon (2001). Beyond Contractual Morality: Ethics, Law, and Literature in Eighteenth-Century France. University of Rochester Press.
    Beyond Contractual Morality looks at current debates over the meaning of liberalism by reexamining their roots in eighteenth-century texts, which demonstrate ...
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    Shelley M. Park (2005). Real (M)Othering: The Metaphysics of Maternity in Children's Literature. In Sally Haslanger & Charlotte Witt (eds.), Real (M)othering: The Metaphysics of Maternity in Children's Literature. In Sally Haslanger and Charlotte Witt, eds. Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 171-194. Cornell University Press 171-194.
    This paper examines the complexity and fluidity of maternal identity through an examination of narratives about "real motherhood" found in children's literature. Focusing on the multiplicity of mothers in adoption, I question standard views of maternity in which gestational, genetic and social mothering all coincide in a single person. The shortcomings of traditional notions of motherhood are overcome by developing a fluid and inclusive conception of maternal reality as authored by a child's own perceptions.
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