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Literature and Moral Understanding.

Author: Frank Palmer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Recent philosophical discussion about the relation between fiction and reality pays little heed to our moral involvement with literature. Frank Palmer's purpose is to investigate how our appreciation of literary works calls upon and develops our capacity for moral understanding. He explores a wide range of philosophical questions about the relation of art to morality, and challenges theories which he regards as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Palmer, Frank.
Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Palmer
ISBN: 9780198242321 0198242328
OCLC Number: 1027163204
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)

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Recent philosophical discussion about the relation between fiction and reality pays little heed to our moral involvement with literature. Frank Palmer's purpose is to investigate how our appreciation of literary works calls upon and develops our capacity for moral understanding. He explores a wide range of philosophical questions about the relation of art to morality, and challenges theories which he regards as incompatible with a humane view of literary art. Dr Palmer considers, in particular, the extent to which the values and moral concepts involved in our understanding of human beings can.

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