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Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Frank Palmer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Recent philosophical discussion about the relation between fiction and reality pays little heed to our moral involvement with literature. This book investigates how our appreciation of literary works ... More


Art, Emotion and Ethics

Berys Gaut

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book investigates the relation of art to morality, a topic that has been of central and recurring interest to the philosophy of art since Plato. The book explores the various positions that have ... More


The Ascetic Impulse

Maria Antonaccio

in A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855575
eISBN:
9780199933198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter treats the tension between puritanical and anti-puritanical currents in Murdoch’s thought, and hence the two sides of askesis as a formation discipline. Taking as a starting point Peter ... More


Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More


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