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Love's knowledge : essays on philosophy and literature

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together Martha Nussbaum's published papers, some revised for this collection, on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. It also includes  Read more...

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Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
Love's knowledge.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)551613146
Online version:
Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
Love's knowledge.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)605984355
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0195054571 9780195054576 0195074858 9780195074857
OCLC Number: 20354452
Awards: Winner of Winner of the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamondstein prize for the best collection of essays in 1991.
Description: xiv, 403 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The discernment of perception : an Aristotelian conception of private and public rationality --
Plato on commensurability and desire --
Flawed crystals : James's The golden bowl and literature as moral philosophy --
"Finely aware and richly responsible" : literature and the moral imagination --
Perceptive equilibrium : literary theory and ethical theory --
Perception and revolution : The Princess Casamassima and the political imagination --
Sophistry about conventions --
Reading for life --
Fictions of the soul --
Love's knowledge --
Narrative emotions : Beckett's genealogy of love --
Love and the individual : romantic rightness and Platonic aspiration --
Steerforth's arm : love and the moral point of view --
Transcending humanity.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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