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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Literary fiction may move or amuse us, but can we learn anything significant from it? We examine this issue from a philosophical perspective and ask what kinds of knowledge can be gained from literary work. How is such cognitive reward communicated and is it necessary for aesthetic appreciation? (This is a double course which can only be taken with Hd1.)

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Course dates

24 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

10 Jul 2017

Course director

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
UK
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

Hc1