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Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy and Theory
By Jane Adamson

Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy and Theory

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Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy and Theory by Jane Adamson

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Is it possible for postmodernism to offer viable, coherent accounts of ethics? Or are our social and intellectual worlds too fragmented for any broad consensus about the moral life? These issues have emerged as some of the most contentious in literary and philosophical studies. In Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory a distinguished international gathering of philosophers and literary scholars address the reconceptualisations involved in this 'turn towards ethics'. An important feature of this has been a renewed interest in the literary text as a focus for the exploration of ethical issues. Exponents of this trend include Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Iris Murdoch, Cora Diamond, Richard Rorty and Martha Nussbaum, the latter a contributor and a key figure in this volume. This book assesses the significance of this development for ethical and literary theory and attempts to articulate an alternative postmodern account of ethics which does not rely on earlier appeals to universal truths.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521620796
ISBN-10: 0521620791
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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