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by Anthony Cunningham

eBook The Heart of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy epub
  • ISBN: 0520226623
  • Author: Anthony Cunningham
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (September 3, 2001)
  • Pages: 310 pages
  • ePUB size: 1891 kb
  • FB2 size 1349 kb
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This book gives us something all too rare in contemporary philosophical writing: a passionate, careful, deeply sympathetic .

This book gives us something all too rare in contemporary philosophical writing: a passionate, careful, deeply sympathetic and sustained analysis of some important literary narratives in aid of a clearly defined philosophical project. Whether one agrees with Cunningham's conclusions or not, his treatment of the texts is inspiring and illuminating. -Lawrence C. Becker, author of "A New Stoicism.

Cunningham shows exactly how works like these can inform moral . In part one of this book, Cunningham sketches out the theoretical basis for a redefined conception of moral philosophy.

Cunningham shows exactly how works like these can inform moral philosophy. Drawing from film, history, psychology, and other social sciences in addition to literature, this book adds to the growing number of works that use literature for ethical analysis and to the growing controversy over Kantian ethics. He demonstrates how fine literature can play an important role in honing our capacity to see clearly and choose wisely as he develops a moral philosophy that engages with our intimate emotional concerns.

He demonstrates how fine The Heart of What Matters shows that literature has a powerful and unique role to. .

He demonstrates how fine The Heart of What Matters shows that literature has a powerful and unique role to play in understanding life's deepest ethical problems. Anthony Cunningham provides a rigorous critique of Kantian ethics, which has enjoyed a preeminent place in moral philosophy in the United States, arguing that it does not do justice to the reality of our lives.

Anthony Cunningham provides.

The Heart of What Matters shows that literature has a powerful and unique role to play in understanding life's deepest ethical problems. Cunningham shows exactly how works like these can inform moral philosophy.

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More than tokening assent to the value of literature for philosophy, what is overdue is a careful discussion of exactly what it is that literature . This is just what is provided by Anthony Cunningham in The Heart of What Matters.

More than tokening assent to the value of literature for philosophy, what is overdue is a careful discussion of exactly what it is that literature brings to philosophical (in this case, moral) inquiry, along with, perhaps, a demonstration of how literature can be most effectively utilized.

The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy. by Anthony Cunningham. Published September 3, 2001 by University of California Press. There's no description for this book yet. How should I live?" The Physical Object.

The Heart of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy, Anthony Cunningham (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2001). Philosophers have long suspected that in good literature, there is something of value to be found for doing philosophy. Plato, for example, delights in quoting the poets, despite his reservations (at least, in the Republic) about their social influence

The Heart of What Matters shows that literature has a powerful and unique role to play in understanding life's deepest ethical problems. Anthony Cunningham provides a rigorous critique of Kantian ethics, which has enjoyed a preeminent place in moral philosophy in the United States, arguing that it does not do justice to the reality of our lives. He demonstrates how fine literature can play an important role in honing our capacity to see clearly and choose wisely as he develops a moral philosophy that engages with our intimate emotional concerns. Written in an accessible style and drawing from a provocative body of contemporary literature, this book shows how moral philosophy can reach a far wider audience than it has.In part one of this book, Cunningham sketches out the theoretical basis for a redefined conception of moral philosophy. In part two, he engages in extended analyses of novels that address significant life and character issues, specifically Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, Toni Morrison's Beloved, and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee. Cunningham shows exactly how works like these can inform moral philosophy. Drawing from film, history, psychology, and other social sciences in addition to literature, this book adds to the growing number of works that use literature for ethical analysis and to the growing controversy over Kantian ethics.
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