Essays on Philosophy and Literature
By (author) Martha C. Nussbaum
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Love's Knowledge by Martha C. Nussbaum
Book DescriptionThis volume brings together Martha Nussbaum's published papers, some revised for this collection, on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. It also includes two new essays and a substantial Introduction. The papers, many of them previously not readily available to non-specialist readers, explore such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical questions; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and style; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledge. The author investigates and defends a conception of ethical understanding which involves emotional as well as intellectual activity, and which gives a certain type of priority to the perception of particular people and situations rather than to abstract rule.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195074857
(235mm x 154mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Martha C. Nussbaum
Martha C. Nussbaum is Professor of Law and Ethics and the University of Chicago Law School.
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