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The moral imagination : from Edmund Burke to Lionel Trilling

Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006.
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"Gertrude Himmelfarb here explores the minds and lives of some of the most brilliant and provocative thinkers of modern times. Behind the drama of ideas that played itself out in the lives and writings of these individuals was the free play of the moral imagination. From her own long engagement with these subjects, Ms. Himmelfarb describes how these thinkers, coming from different traditions, responding to different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude.
Moral imagination.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006
(OCoLC)654244353
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Himmelfarb
ISBN: 1566636248 9781566636247 9781566637220 1566637228
OCLC Number: 61109330
Description: xii, 259 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Edmund Burke : apologist for Judaism? --
George Eliot : the wisdom of Dorothea --
Jane Austen : the education of Emma --
Charles Dickens : "a low writer" --
Benjamin Disraeli : the Tory imagination --
John Stuart Mill : the other Mill --
Walter Bagehot : "a divided nature" --
John Buchan : an untimely appreciation --
The Knoxes : a God-haunted family --
Michael Oakeshott : the conservative disposition --
Winston Churchill : "quite simply, a great man" --
Lionel Trilling : the moral imagination.
Responsibility: Gertrude Himmelfarb.
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Explores the minds and lives of some of the most brilliant and provocative thinkers of modern times, from Edmund Burke to Lionel Trilling.  Read more...

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Partly intellectual appreciations, partly elegiac essays, partly passionate love-letters to the dead, The Moral Imagination reminds us why Gertrude Himmelfarb is our foremost historian of morality. Read more...

 
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