There is a fundamental connection between any work of fiction and philosophy. Philosophical questions are not empirical but conceptual. Concepts are not sensory but linguistic. Fiction is words.
We are humanized through language. Therefore, the speech centre of the brain continues to function internally, incessantly and involuntarily, telling stories, revising and rehearsing conversations, addressing an imaginary audience or imaginary beings, responding to forces of nature or to chance events as if they were superhuman persons. I spontaneously address the personified source of all things as "Lord" after the immemorial custom of my ancestors, having been initiated into their linguistic community, unlike a feral child brought up by animals.
Wittgenstein analyzed language. Anderson and Stirling work with language. There is a very close connection between philosophy and fiction.
(Is the linguistic error within the copied image deliberate?)