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  1. No, of course not. The Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, which includes 191 authors, consists of 80% of philosophical texts: Gorgias, Pseudo-Longinus, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Spinoza, Vico, Hume, Kant, Burke, Schelling, Lessing, Wollstonecraft, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Emerson, Marx, Pater, Nietzsche, Freud, de Saussure, Du Boise, Lukacs, Heidegger, Gramsci, Trotsky, Arendt, Benjamin, Bakhtin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Hayek, Leo Strauss, Lacan, De Beauvoir, Levi-Strauss, John Austin, Barth, Althusser, De Man, Raymond Williams, Deleuze and Guattari, Fanon, Lyotard, Foucault, Eiser, Baudrillard, Habermas, Bourdieu, Derrida, Jamieson, Harvey, Said, Kristeva, Sixu, Benedict Anderson, Agamben, Eagleton, Harraway, Latour, Nussbaum, Zizek, etc.

    This will be an advanced philosophy course for you. The discipline, I'm afraid to say, is the same-aesthetics.

  2. Of course not, how can this even be related? I do not think that if you have read Plato and Kant, then the works of Tolstoy, Bulgakov and many other writers will seem uninteresting to you.

    Philosophy tries to show phenomena in society and nature from the point of view of ultimate foundations, many philosophers are more or less serene – they understand how society as a whole works and are not surprised by many resonant events, but I don't think this leads to a loss of interest in fiction.

  3. Anyone can study philosophy with any success, it may not affect anything in any way. But if a person has become a philosopher, then he can really lose the pleasure of communicating with limited people and reading popular literature filled with platitudes. However, not all people are like that, and not all fiction is like that. The choice, of course, is narrowed, and the philosopher is indifferent to many of the things that enjoy mass success. However, there is intellectual literature and there is even a genre of philosophical fiction, in which philosophers themselves practice fiction.

  4. I can't say for everyone, but as I delved into the essence of philosophizing, I really stopped reading corkscrew because I lost interest in fictions…

  5. Philosophy is the oldest way to justify parasitism, parasitism, lasciviousness and parasitism at someone else's expense. It is unlikely that a real philosopher will miss the opportunity to get maximum pleasure from such a low-binding activity as reading fairy tales.

  6. Not having at hand this particular set of sociological studies on this issue, I will answer the following.

    I have never seen a person who has studied philosophy (including studying at the philosophy department of a university) who has lost interest in fiction. On the contrary, interest in various kinds of texts, as a rule, increases, the range of what is read expands and more pleasure is derived from what is read, since philosophical training allows you to dive more deeply into the text, understand its numerous meanings and subtexts, feel the unique style and in general.

    And if you meet someone who has studied philosophy and stopped enjoying reading fiction, then you don't have to consider these two points as cause and effect. Maybe it was just a coincidence.

    Good luck to you! Read and enjoy the process!

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