Nature and Value of Literature

Matilde Carrasco Barranco
Universidad de Murcia, Spain | matildec@um.es

Received: 31-May-2019 | Accepted: 10-September-2019 | Published Online: 31-September-2019
Disputatio [Sept. 2019], Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 00-00 | DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3579598
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Carrasco Barranco, Matilde (2019). «Naturaleza y valor de la Literatura». Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 8, no. 10: pp. 00–00.


Abstract | This essay analyses several questions in relation to the definition, interpretation and value of literary works, and it proposes to understand literature inside the institution that rules the kind of attitude, attention and evaluation that seem appropriate to it. Through that analysis, a broad account of literary value, as aesthetic value, will emerge in order to cope with the moral and cognitive dimension of literature, without giving up possible instrumental benefits along those lines. On the other hand, the nature of interpretation and its consequences for literary criticism will also be addressed, as well as the articulation between interpretation and artistic appreciation.
Keywords |
Literary Art · Literary Theory · Aesthetics of Literature · Cognitivism · Moralism.

Naturaleza y valor de la Literatura

Resumen | Este ensayo reúne el análisis de distintas cuestiones relaciones con la definición, la interpretación y el valor de la obra literaria, y propone entender la literatura en el marco de la institución que regula el tipo de actitud, atención y valoración que le son apropiadas. En el curso de ese análisis se alza como protagonista un valor literario, estético, amplio que da cabida a la dimensión moral y cognitiva de la literatura, aunque no descarta posibles beneficios instrumentales en esta línea. Por otra parte, la naturaleza de la propia interpretación de las obras y sus consecuencias para la crítica literaria serán asimismo atendidas, intentando por último dar cuenta de la articulación entre interpretación y apreciación artística.
Palabras Clave | Literatura artística · Teoría literaria · Estética de la literatura · Cognitivismo · Moralismo.


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