The Philosophy of Autobiography

2016.03.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Cowley (ed.), The Philosophy of Autobiography, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 242pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.03.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Cowley (ed.), The Philosophy of Autobiography, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 242pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780226267920. Reviewed by James R. Hamilton, Kansas State University Christopher Cowley's edited collection makes good on its promise to begin to fill a lacuna in the literature of philosophical aesthetics. Cowley correctly notes in his introduction that this gap exists because the literature of philosophical aesthetics has for the most part simply ignored, as issues about autobiography, philosophical issues that are of particular relevance to this widespread genre of writing. Part of the reason for that, in turn, is that many philosophers, in aesthetics and other fields, have already been hard at work on problems that are of philosophical interest in their own right, even though they also relate to many issues about autobiography. Some of those problems are: the nature of narrative;. . .

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