Why Do Philosophers Neglect the Short Story?

Philosophy and Literature 46 (1):100-119 (2022)
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Philosophers of literature have neglected the short story. I argue that this neglect is unwarranted. The short story raises interesting philosophical questions that deserve attention. If philosophers only ever focused on one form of narrative prose—the novel—they would end up with a distorted picture of literature.

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Aaron Meskin
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