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Reforming the humanities : literature and ethics from Dante through modern times

Author: Peter Levine
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book combines contemporary ethical theory, literary interpretation, and historical narrative to defend a view of the humanities as a source of moral guidance. Peter Levine argues that moral philosophers should interpret narratives and literary critics should adopt moral positions. His analysis of Dante's story of Paolo and Francesca sheds new light on the moral advantages and pitfalls of narratives versus  Read more...
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Levine, Peter, 1967-
Reforming the humanities.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)768251788
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Levine
ISBN: 9780230621442 0230621449
OCLC Number: 318971985
Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction The Story of Paolo and Francesca Dante Philosophizes About Francesca's Case Poetry and the Emotions in Francesca's Case Criticizing Moral Theory Good and Bad Stories, and Francesca as a Reader Modern Versions Consequences Appendix: The Text of Inferno, Canto V
Responsibility: Peter Levine.
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