Peter Kivy

Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

“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.

Past Presentations:
Mozart’s Skull: Looking for Genius (In All the Wrong Places)
Wednesday, 31 January 2007