Truth and Art: A Discussion between Two Philosophical Traditions

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dc.contributor.author Della Zazzera, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-05T22:50:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-05T22:50:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-07-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4682
dc.description.abstract Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective (1994), advance a "no-truth" theory of literature, which has become highly influential in the analytic tradition of the philosophy of art. However, considering the historical precursors that have influenced them, their work has been defined largely without considering certain strands of Continental philosophy. In particular, they do not seriously consider the tradition of Heideggerian phenomenology. In this thesis, by relying on the philosophy of Heideggerian thinker Hans-Georg Gadamer, I argue that Lamarque and Olsen advance their no-truth theory of literature because they consider the concept of truth too narrowly. However, there are key elements of Lamarque and Olsen's theory that come very close to a Gadamerian view of art but cannot be satisfactorily explained by appealing only to the fundamental tenets of their strand of analytic philosophy. I conclude by opposing their theory insofar as it is a no-truth theory of literature, but by supporting their theory insofar as it reiterates certain insights that are provided by Gadamer. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Truth en_US
dc.subject Art en_US
dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject Analytic en_US
dc.subject Continental en_US
dc.title Truth and Art: A Discussion between Two Philosophical Traditions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Young, James O.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0422 en_US

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