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LAF: Peter Kivy

London Aesthetics Forum (Institute of Philosophy)
Wednesday,16 March 2016 | 16.00 – 18.00
Senate House, Room 246

Peter Kivy (Rutgers)
Knowledge and Novel Knowledge: Quelle Difference?

I have written often and at times at length on the question of whether and how literature, particularly the novel, might impart knowledge to its readers, as a legitimate function qua literature, qua novel. I have not changed my views on the matter, so have nothing to recant. But I now have, shall we say, further views on the matter which tend to alter the emphasis I put on the various aspects of my previous views. So it seemed to me that a re-examination of the whole question is now in order.

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