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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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.