Philosophical fiction refers to the class of works of fiction which devote a significant portion of their content to the sort of questions normally addressed in philosophy.
- Significant proportion devoted to discussion of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy
Philosophy and literature involves the literary treatment of philosophers and philosophical themes (the literature of philosophy), and the philosophical treatment of issues raised by literature (the philosophy of literature). The Clouds by Aristophanes presented Socrates as a comic figure.
Pages in category "Philosophical fiction" The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
Philosophical fiction refers to works of fiction, such as novels, poems and plays, in which a significant proportion of the work is openly devoted to a discussion of the sort of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy.
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Western philosophy is the philosophical tradition of the Western world, dating back to pre-Socratic thinkers who were active in 6th-century Greece (BCE), such as Thales (c. 624 – 546 BCE) and Pythagoras (c. 570 – 495 BCE) who practiced a 'love of wisdom' (Latin: philosophia) and were also termed 'students of nature' (physiologoi).
Jun 13, 2015 · (As featured in 10 Best Existential Fiction Books That Will Alter Your Existence) The Stranger is a haunting, challenging masterpiece of literature. While it is fiction, it actually manages to express the complex concepts and themes of existential philosophy better than the movement’s most noted philosophical writings.
- The Stranger (Paperback) by Albert Camus. (shelved 143 times as philosophical-fiction) avg rating 3.98 — 707,029 ratings — published 1942.
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Paperback) by Milan Kundera. (shelved 81 times as philosophical-fiction) avg rating 4.10 — 341,985 ratings — published 1984.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback) by Oscar Wilde. (shelved 72 times as philosophical-fiction) avg rating 4.08 — 967,128 ratings — published 1890.
- Crime and Punishment (Paperback) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (shelved 71 times as philosophical-fiction) avg rating 4.22 — 627,450 ratings — published 1866.
- The Stranger by Albert Camus.
- Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.
- The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil.
- Faust, First Part by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Apr 17, 2020 · Based on curated lists from The Guardian, Flavorwire and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, Quora and Reddit, and picks from philosophical fiction authors like Khaled Hosseini, Irvin D. Yalom, Rebecca Goldstein and Daniel Quinn, here is a roundup of the 105 best philosophical novels ever written.