Literary knowledge : humanistic inquiry and the philosophy of science
Cornell University Press
Paisley Livingston here addresses contemporary controversies over the role of "theory" within the humanistic disciplines. In the process, he suggests ways in which significant modern texts in the philosophy of science relate to the study of literature.
Livingston first surveys prevalent views of theory, and then proposes an alternative: theory, an indispensable element in the study of literature, should be understood as a
Cogently argued and informed in its judgments, this book points the way to a fuller understanding of the special contribution that literary knowledge may make within the human sciences.
Livingston, P. (1988). Literary knowledge: Humanistic inquiry and the philosophy of science. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press.