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Damned if you do : dilemmas of action in literature and popular culture

Author: Margaret S Hrezo; John M Parrish
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
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These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary novels, television, film, and popular fiction. From Aeschylus to Deadwood, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Harry Potter, the authors show how the narrative arts provide some of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Damned if you do.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004075
(OCoLC)496967153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret S Hrezo; John M Parrish
ISBN: 9780739138151 0739138154
OCLC Number: 839304779
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 222 pages)
Contents: Moral dilemmas and the narrative arts / Margaret S. Hrezo and John M. Parrish --
Dilemmas of stability and regime change. The Deadwood dilemma: freedom versus law / Paul Cantor --
Political assassination in popular fiction and political thought: Trotsky, Arendt, and Stephen King / Charles Turner --
Dilemmas of public leadership. Of Hobbits and Hoplites: dilemmas of Leadership in Aeschylus' The suppliants and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings / A. Craig Waggaman --
Defining dilemmas down: the case of 24 / John M. Parrish --
Dilemmas of institutional evil. Modes of moral reasoning in Uncle Tom's Cabin / Joel Johnson --
The crisis of slavery in Harry Potter / Susan McWilliams --
Dilemmas of community and choice. Responsible life in Paradise / Margaret S. Hrezo --
Amoral dilemmas and the temptation to tyranny in A simple plan / Travis D. Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret S. Hrezo and John M. Parrish.

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These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary novels, television, film, and popular fiction. From Aeschylus to Deadwood, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Harry Potter, the authors show how the narrative arts provide some of our most valuable instruments for complex and sensitive moral inquiry.

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