In Defense of Reading

In Defense of Reading

by Sarah E. Worth


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In this fascinating book, Sarah Worth addresses from a philosophical perspective the many ways in which reading benefits us morally, socially and cognitively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783483181
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sarah Worth Is Professor of Philosophy at Furman University. She has published widely on aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, including articles in Contemporary Aesthetics, Philosophy and the Contemporary World, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Journal of Aesthetic Education and the British Journal of Aesthetics.

Table of Contents

Preface / 1. The benefits of reading / 2. Fiction and nonfiction / 3. The boundaries of genre / 4. Memoir: a case study / 5. Narrative knowledge / 6. Belief and the mind / 7. Evidence or no evidence? / Conclusion

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