Reforming the Humanities: Literature and Ethics From Dante Through Modern Times

Palgrave Macmillan (2009)
Abstract
This book combines contemporary ethical theory, literary interpretation, and historical narrative to defend a view of the humanities as a source of moral guidance. Peter Levine argues that moral philosophers should interpret narratives and literary critics should adopt moral positions. His new analysis of Dante’s story of Paolo and Francesca sheds new light on the moral advantages and pitfalls of narratives versus ethical theories and principles
Keywords Literature and morals  Narration (Rhetoric Moral and ethical aspects  Humanities  Ethics
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Call number PN49.L474 2009
ISBN(s) 0230621449   9780230621442
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