Abstract

The theory of evolution negates the need for a supernatural, creative power and questions the validity of much myth, legend, and literature as explanatory sources for the origin and nature of the human. it is incumbent upon humanistic scholarship to reevaluate itself in light of evolution, in particular with regard to those authorships explicitly involving notions of “truth” and purpose. A comparative discussion of Kierkegaard and Rorty with reference to literary Darwinism sees literature and philosophy as autonomous dimensions of human creativity, and finds the two philosophers more allied than would be expected.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. A248-A266
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-13
Open Access
No
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