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General, Particular, and Poetic Justice (NE V)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle devotes one tenth of his Nicomachean Ethics to the virtue of justice. Yet although interest in Aristotle’s ethics, virtue ethics, and justice is on the rise, Aristotle’s account of the ... More


From Theodicy to Melodrama

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas first gave an empirical or inferential argument for the existence of a transcendent God and then dealt with the problem of evil empirically. But if one considers God's existence on a ... More


The Trials of Clarissa

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter considers Samuel Richardson’s novel Clarissa in terms of the aporia of the situational logic of poetic justice. It discusses the manifold revisions that Richardson makes in the first ... More


Samuel Richardson and the Project of Poetic Justice

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses Samuel Richardson’s first novel Pamela and his attempt to establish an alternative to contemporary amatory fiction as an exemplary case for using poetic justice to shape the ... More


Story climax

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since fantasy usually centers upon power struggles and heroism, the protagonist is placed in a dire situation that can’t be solved in ordinary, real-life ways; therefore, such quandaries require ... More


A Comeuppance Theory of Narrative and the Emotions

Blakey Vermeule

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which ideas of punishment and retribution—often involving the defeat of a rebellious woman—are woven into the plot structure of many nineteenth-century novels. ... More


Ann Radcliffe and the Abdication of the Superpunisher

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter traces the narrative strategies around the situational logic of poetic justice in Ann Radcliffe’s Gothic fiction. On the one hand, Radcliffe constructs tightly coiled “comeuppance ... More


Scene 11 Dark Places

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section looks at the duel between Edgar and Edmond, and Edgar’s attempt to summarize the moral and narrative logic of the story, as though he is living in a morality play or romance. His attempt ... More


Gratitude

Kristján Kristjánsson

in Virtuous Emotions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809678
eISBN:
9780191846946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809678.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 3 offers a reconstruction of gratitude as an Aristotelian virtuous emotion, along the argumentative lines suggested in Chapter 1. The chapter begins with an overview of recent discourses on ... More


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