Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory

Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory

by Jane Adamson
     
 

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Is it possible for postmodernism to offer coherent accounts of ethics in a fragmented social and intellectual world? In this collection, a distinguished international gathering of philosophers and literary scholars address the renewed interest in the literary text as a focus for ethical issues. Exponents of this trend include Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Iris

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Is it possible for postmodernism to offer coherent accounts of ethics in a fragmented social and intellectual world? In this collection, a distinguished international gathering of philosophers and literary scholars address the renewed interest in the literary text as a focus for ethical issues. Exponents of this trend include Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Iris Murdoch, Cora Diamond, Richard Rorty and Martha Nussbaum--a contributor and a key figure in this volume. This book assesses the significance of this development for ethical and literary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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