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Ferrater Mora's Novels are not Extensions of his Philosophy

Unlike the novels written by philosophers such as Unamuno or Kierkegaard, Ferrater Mora's novels are not mere extensions of his philosophical thought, but this does not mean that Ferrater does not make philosophical allusions in them. Of course he does. Nor is it fair to say that his novels are completely uninfluenced by his vast knowledge of the history of thought, although this is more evident in some novels than others. It is clear, however, that the philosophical content of Ferrater Mora's novels is not the most important ingredient of the novel. Knowing that Ferrater Mora is a philosopher, knowing details of his philosophical thought, or even seeing his novels as exemplifying philosophical ideas is not a prerequisite either for understanding or enjoying them.

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