An Essay on Tragedy and Value
By (author) George W. Harris
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Reason's Grief by George W. Harris
Book DescriptionReason's Grief takes W. B. Yeats's comment that we begin to live only when we have conceived life as tragedy as a call for a tragic ethics, something the modern West has yet to produce. Harris argues that we must turn away from religious understandings of tragedy and the human condition and realize that our species will occupy a very brief period of history, at some point to disappear without a trace. We must accept an ethical perspective that avoids pernicious fantasies about ultimate redemption but that sees tragic loss as a permanent and pervasive aspect of our daily lives, yet finds a way to think, feel and act with both passion and hope. Reason's Grief takes us back through the history of our thinking about value to find our way. The call is for nothing less than a paradigm shift for understanding both tragedy and ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521863285
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George W. Harris
Reason's Grief, Paperback (September 2012)
This book explores the view that we only live when we conceive life as a tragedy.
Agent-Centered Morality, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by George W. Harris
What kinds of persons do we aspire to be, and how do our aspirations fit with our ideas of rationality? This title argues that most of us aspire to a certain sort of integrity: we wish to be respectful of and sympathetic to others, and to be loving parents, friends, and members of our communities.
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Author Biography - George W. Harris
George Harris is Chancellor Professor of Philosophy at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Dignity and Vulnerability and Agent-Centered Morality, and has contributed to The Journal of Philosophy, Nous, The Monst, American Philosophy Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly and other journals. He is a Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a member of Who's Who in Humanities in Higher Education, and a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
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