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The Matter of Hannibal

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes Mark Twain's Hannibal, the physical setting of his most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huck Finn, and his inspiration for countless others. ... More


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Mark Twain's novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It explains that the character of Huck is tainted by the deformed conscience throughout the book, though not as ... More


The Secret Life of Oscar Micheaux: Race Films, Contested Histories, and Modern American Culture

Robert Jackson

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the year 1884, which recalls less the dancing of celluloid images onscreen than the gliding of a makeshift raft down the Mississippi River. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, ... More


Huckleberry Finn Revisited: Inverse Akrasia and Moral Ignorance

Nomy Arpaly

in The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199998074
eISBN:
9780190238933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998074.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Huck Finn cases, or cases of inverse akrasia, give us reasons to believe that moral ignorance does not excuse from blame and that, therefore (1) theorists of moral ... More


Akrasia

Agnes Callard

in Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The standard analysis of weak-willed (akratic) action is that the agent acts on a reason she acknowledges as weaker than another she could have acted on. I argue that it does not make sense to think ... More


Refining the Account: Considering Challenges and Counterexamples

Christian B. Miller

in Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197567494
eISBN:
9780197567524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567494.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The account of the virtue of honesty developed in chapter 2 is a promising start. But it needs a lot more improvement. One big omission has to do with honest motivation. That is the topic of chapter ... More


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