Philosophy and Literature

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Philosophy and Literature  
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DisciplinePhilosophy, Literature
Edited byGarry Hagberg
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Philos. Lit.
ISSN0190-0013 (print)
1086-329X (web)
OCLC no.33895278

Philosophy and Literature is an academic journal founded in 1977 by Denis Dutton.[1] It explores the connections between literary and philosophical studies by presenting ideas on the aesthetics of literature, critical theory, and the philosophical interpretation of literature. The journal, which has been characterized as "culturally conservative",[2] aims to challenge "the cant and pretensions of academic priesthoods by publishing an assortment of lively, wide-ranging essays, notes, and reviews that are written in clear, jargon-free prose".[3]

The journal is normally published twice a year, in April and October, by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Circulation is 823 and the average length of an issue is 224 pages. The current editor is Garry Hagberg of Bard College.[4]


  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (31 December 2010). "Denis Dutton, Philosopher, Dies at 66". New York Times.
  2. ^ Butler, Judith (1999-03-20). "A 'Bad Writer' Bites Back". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ "Philosophy and Literature". 2000. Archived from the original (Johns Hopkins University Press) on 2000-04-24. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  4. ^ "Editors and Editorial Board". Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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