Susanna Siegel on the roles of fictional examples.
philosophy of fiction
Q&A with Jennifer Frey
Helen De Cruz tells the story.
Philosophy has a long and confusing relationship with fiction, music and comedy, and the contributors to this issue’s central essays have unwittingly landed us right in the middle of it. Helen De Cruz takes up philosophy and fiction, arguing that the philosophical blockbuster enables the general public to engage in philosophical thinking very nearly daily. […]
Most people will never read a philosophy essay or book, but they will probably encounter it in philosophical fiction – it’s everywhere, from blockbusters to best-selling novels. If you think philosophers should have a hearing in the wider world, that’s one important reason (though not the only reason) for philosophers to consider writing their own […]