The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

by Jonathan Morton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198816669
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Oxford Modern Languages & Literature Monographs
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Morton, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in French, King's College London

Jonathan Morton is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in French at King's College London, specializing in medieval literature and intellectual history. He completed his DPhil at New College, Oxford where he was a Junior Research Fellow while teaching at Paris-X, Sciences-Po Paris, and Columbia University. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays entitled Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry, Hypothesis, and Experience in the European Middle Ages and is currently working on a project about ingenuity, the imagination, and the history of medieval science and technology.

Table of Contents

1. Inconsistent Philosophy: Authority, Meaning, and the Poetics of the Indefinite
2. The Art itself is Nature: Art, Nature, and Ethics in the Roman de la rose
3. Rational Animals, Bestial Hypocrites: Poetry's Compromised Pedagogy
4. The Golden Age: Primitive Fantasies of Artificial Nature
5. Usury, Avarice, and Infinite Desire
6. Making and Worshiping Idols: Desire, Imagination, and the End of the Rose
Conclusion: Philosophical Erotics

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