Renegotiating Ethics In Literature, Philosophy, And Theory by Jane AdamsonRenegotiating Ethics In Literature, Philosophy, And Theory by Jane Adamson

Renegotiating Ethics In Literature, Philosophy, And Theory

EditorJane Adamson, Richard Freadman, David Parker

Paperback | January 28, 1999

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Is it possible for postmodernism to offer coherent accounts of ethics in a fragmented social and intellectual world? In this collection, a distinguished international gathering of philosophers and literary scholars address the renewed interest in the literary text as a focus for ethical issues. Exponents of this trend include Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Iris Murdoch, Cora Diamond, Richard Rorty and Martha Nussbaum--a contributor and a key figure in this volume. This book assesses the significance of this development for ethical and literary theory.
Title:Renegotiating Ethics In Literature, Philosophy, And TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:January 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521629381

ISBN - 13:9780521629386


Table of Contents

Introduction: the turn to ethics in the 1990s David Parker; Part I. Ethics, Literature and Philosophy: 1. Deepening the self: the language of ethics and the language of literature Simon Haines; 2. Martha Nussbaum and the need for novels Cora Diamond; 3. The concept of dread: sympathy and ethics in Daniel Deronda Lisabeth During; 4. Against tidiness: literature and/versus moral philosophy: a response to Cora Diamond, Martha Nussbaum and Iris Murdoch Jane Adamson; Part II. Ethics and Agency: 5. What differences can contemporary poetry make in our moral thinking? Charles Altieri; 6. Moral luck in Paris: A Moveable Feast and the ethics of autobiography Richard Freadman; 7. The unseemly profession: privacy, inviolate personality, and the ethics of life writing Paul John Eakin; 8. The patient writes back: bioethics and the pathography John Wiltshire; Part III. Politics and Ethics: 9. Literature, power and the recovery of philosophical ethics C. A. J. Coady and Seamus Miller; 10. The literary imagination in public life Martha C. Nussbaum; 11. Ethics in many different voices Annette C. Baier; 12. Common understanding and individual voices Raimond Gaita.