Can literature be seen as a form of philosophy, and can philosophy be seen as a form of literature? As a college student majoring in English, I can't help but see the power behind the art; there's always something one can learn from great pieces of writing. Great works of literature seem to reach deep within human nature, leaving the reader more fully aware of it. If one can find such deep meaning and even enlightenment in a work of fiction (for example), does this mean that literature can hold just as much wisdom or power as a philosophical text?

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