Summer semester 2016


Philosophy and Literature

Scientific writing is concerned with the problem of re/presentation and addresses the relation of form and topic. What makes the difference if a writer produces a system, a treatise, a dialog, an essay or aphorisms? How does working on concepts differ from linguistic images (like metaphor or allegory), are they just ornament or do they have a systematic function and open up new aspects? Not only in fictional works, also in scientific ones genre, composition, and rhetoric play a crucial role. Vice versa literature deals with philosophical problems, and the question raises why these problems are presented fictionally instead of theoretically. How could one understand a ‘knowledge of literature’, in what extent literature ‘knows’ more than its author, and might literature even be considered as a medium of alternative and dissident knowledge?

This course scrutinizes questions of re/presentation in philosophical and literary texts and thus contributes to self-reflection about the participants own way of writing.

Lanier Anderson (Stanford), the co-founder of the renowned Initiative in Philosophy and Literature at Stanford University, will give a guest lecture.
 

Philosophie und Literatur

Wissenschaftliches Schreiben ist immer wieder mit dem Problem der Darstellung konfrontiert, welche das Verhältnis von Form und Inhalt adressiert. Welchen Unterschied macht es, ob ein Text als System, Traktat, Dialog, Essay oder in Aphorismen verfasst ist? Wie verhält sich Begriffsarbeit zu sprachlichen Bildern (wie Metapher oder Gleichnis), sind diese schmückendes Beiwerk, oder kommt ihnen eine systematische und erschließende Funktion zu? Nicht nur in literarischen, auch in wissenschaftlichen Texten spielen Genre, Komposition und Rhetorik eine maßgebliche Rolle. Umgekehrt werden in literarischen Werken philosophische Problemstellungen verhandelt, und es stellt sich die Frage, warum sie literarisch inszeniert anstatt theoretisch abgehandelt werden. Was lässt sich unter einem ‚Wissen der Literatur’ verstehen, inwiefern ‚weiß’ Literatur mehr als ihr/e Autor/in, und könnte Literatur gar zu einem Medium alternativen und dissidenten Wissens werden?

Die Veranstaltung untersucht an philosophischen und literarischen Texten Darstellungsfragen, die auch dazu beitragen, die eigene Schreibweise zu reflektieren. Für einen Gastvortrag konnte Lanier Anderson (Stanford) gewonnen werden, der an der Stanford University die renommierte Initiative in Philosophy and Literature mitbegründet hat.

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