Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Top ten philosophers' fictions

Esther Leslie is a lecturer in English and humanities at Birkbeck College, London. One of her ten top novels and stories by philosophers, as shared at the Guardian:
Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

...Goethe is an immensity: a poet, an administrator, a statesman, a playwright, short story writer and a novelist. He is impelled by a philosophical vision that suffuses his literary writings as much as his natural-philosophical experiments in colour theory and optics, botany and evolution. This novel integrates his various interests in its exploration of human chemistry and its attractions, repulsions, affinities and reactions.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue