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Additional resources for A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Volume 44)
Goethes Werke (Christian Wegner Verlag: Hamburg, 1966), vol. 12, 413; and Zur Naturwissenschaft im Allgemeinen, in Trunz, Goethes Werke, vol. 13, 38. Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography and Other Writings (London: Penguin, 1986), 90–100. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, trans. Peter Winch (Oxford: Blackwell, 1980). William James, The Principles of Psychology  (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983), 483. T. S. Eliot, To Criticize the Critic (London: Faber, 1978), 134. Michel Foucault, Technologies of the Self, ed.
But elsewhere when he speaks of the still point of the turning world and of the fire and the rose being one, we who love know that fused into anything that might be called a magnificent inadequacy is an equally magnificent adequacy.
It is a hard professional truth to face that the odd joke goes as well in a lecture to the British Academy or the Canadian Philosophical Association as in a freshman class. But perhaps we are never nearer to the Forms than when we begin philosophy. 22 friends of the earth? A more articulate and irenic conception of how philosophy relates to literature which nonetheless still stays close to the Platonic conceptualization has received a clear formulation by McTaggart: Philosophy is the systematic study of the ultimate nature of reality.