Philosophy of Literature

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Course Code: 
PHI 3206
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Course Description: The course considers the relationship between philosophy and literature assessing the theories associated with such relationship.  It inquires into the criteria for evaluating literature.  It studies literature containing ideas significant for philosophy specifying their relevance for metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and the other branches of philosophy.  It selects significant examples from outstanding writers who combine both philosophical and literary themes, like S. Kierkegaard, A. Camus, J.P. Sartre and above all African writers like L. Senghor, W. Soyinka, NgugiwaThiongo and others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Course Objective :

  • To raise a crop of thinkers who can philosophically critique and analyze literature in order to enrich the literary tradition in contemporary times.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course learners should be able to;

  • develop skills of philosophical critique of literature
  • critically identify philosophy underlying various literature works
Philosophy of Literature
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