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Description - Poetic Justice by Martha Nussbaum

In this text the author explores how literature can contribute to a more just society, and how current models of human behaviour draw too exclusively on economic self interest, with the result that in areas of public discourse - in policy-making, legislation, and judicial reasoning - we too often fail to see each other as human. Literature however, can bring home to us the value of other people whose lives are distant from our own. This book aims to show how the literary imagination is an essential part of public discourse and rational argument, and how private reading extends into the public sphere.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807041093
ISBN-10: 0807041092
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martha Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum, author of The Fragility of Goodness, Love's Knowledge, and The Therapy of Desire, is professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago.

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