Review: Ethics, Literature, and the Emotional Dimension of Moral Understanding: A Review Essay [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):409-431 (1998)
Frank Palmer, Richard Eldridge, and Martha Nussbaum explore the contributions that imaginative literature can make to ethics. From three different moral philosophical perspectives, they argue that reading literature can help persons to achieve greater moral understanding. This essay examines how each author conceives of moral understanding, particularly in its emotional dimension, and how each thinks that reading literature can promote moral understanding. The essay also considers some implications of this work for religious ethics.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Frank Palmer (1992). Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture. Clarendon Press.
James Harold (2007). The Ethics of Non-Realist Fiction: Morality's Catch-22. Philosophia 35 (2):145-159.
David Carr (2005). On the Contribution of Literature and the Arts to the Educational Cultivation of Moral Virtue, Feeling and Emotion. Journal of Moral Education 34 (2):137-151.
Christopher Michaelson (2005). Dealing with Swindlers and Devils: Literature and Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 58 (4):359 - 373.
Sandra B. Rosenthal (1996). Toward a New Understanding of Moral Pluralism. Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (3):263-275.
Michael J. Naughton & Jeffrey R. Cornwall (2006). The Virtue of Courage in Entrepreneurship. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (1):69-93.
Hanah A. Chapman & Adam K. Anderson (2011). Varieties of Moral Emotional Experience. Emotion Review 3 (3):255-257.
Mark B. Tappan (1991). Narrative, Language and Moral Experience. Journal of Moral Education 20 (3):243-256.
Joe Frank Jones (1994). Moral Growth in Children's Literature. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (4):10-19.
Martha Craven Nussbaum (1990). Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.
Roger D. Martin (2007). Through the Ethics Looking Glass: Another View of the World of Auditors and Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 70 (1):5 - 14.
Dan Freeman (2008). Beyond Moral Reasoning. Business Ethics Quarterly 18 (4):513-540.
Keith Ansell-Pearson (2011). Beyond Compassion: On Nietzsche's Moral Therapy in Dawn. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 44 (2):179-204.
Pablo Fernandez-Berrocal & Natalio Extremera (2005). About Emotional Intelligence and Moral Decisions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):548-549.
Michael J. Pardales (2002). "So, How Did You Arrive at That Decision?" Connecting Moral Imagination and Moral Judgement. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):423-437.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads7 ( #423,260 of 1,796,217 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,533 of 1,796,217 )
How can I increase my downloads?