Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns / Edition 1

Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns / Edition 1

by Peter A. French
     
 

Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries.See more details below

Overview

Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686711
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
1,453,004
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1A Clash of Cares1
2The Mount and the Mountains13
3The Shadow of Death47
4Tragedy, Grace, and Pride75
5Aristotle Contemplating the Dying Duke107
6The Death of Death135
Afterword151
Bibliography153
Index159
About the Author163

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