Proust's recherche and Hegelian teleology

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 53 (2):146 – 161 (2010)
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The final volume of Marcel Proust's novel _Agrave la Recherche du Temps perdu (Recherche)_ presents a striking puzzle. In this volume, the narrator Marcel proposes a literary theory which is supposed to provide the theoretical basis for the whole book, such that the _Recherche_ can be considered a novel which contains its own theory. However, the _Recherche_ as a whole does not seem to comply with this literary theory. I suggest in this paper that this puzzle can be solved by appreciating that Marcel's theory of literature, and his understanding of the way literature relates to his own life, is based on a Hegelian notion of teleology

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Hegel, Absolute Knowing and Epiphany.Vicky Roupa - forthcoming - International Journal of Philosophical Studies:1-21.

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