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Moral philosophers and the novel : a study of Winch, Nussbaum, and Rorty

Author: Peter Johnson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new study, Peter Johnson assesses the role of the novel in moral philosophy. Students of philosophy are keen to include selected novels as part of courses in ethics. Often, however, they do not know how novels are to be read philosophically, or what pictures of the novel are conducive to such readings. Addressing this need, Johnson explores the views of three prominent philosophers (Winch, Nussbaum and  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter Winch; Martha Craven Nussbaum; Richard Rorty; Peter Winch; Martha Craven Nussbaum; Richard Rorty; Martha Craven Nussbaum; Richard Rorty; Peter Winch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Johnson
ISBN: 1403933650 9781403933652
OCLC Number: 53940337
Description: viii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The middle ground --
Decent signs --
Enter the novel --
The novel's gifts --
Fiction and the good --
The novel and ethical reflection --
Goods and powers --
Truth drops out --
Versions of events --
Fictions and freedom.
Responsibility: Peter Johnson.
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In this fascinating study, Peter Johnson makes explicit the issues involved in using the novel as a source in moral philosophy. The book pays close attention to questions of method, aesthetic  Read more...

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'Peter Johnson's impressive study gives us an erudite and perceptive reading of recent work that has investigated the novel's role in ethical theory.' - Philosophical Writings

 
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