When words fail us: Reexamining the conscience of huckleberry Finn

Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (4):1-22 (2011)
Abstract
At least some (perhaps the most serious) moral problems, public as well as private, concern the ways in which we should construe and specify the problems we face. The present paper, as the subtitle indicates, reexamines the conscience of Huckleberry Finn, which means both that I provide a close reading of key chapters of Mark Twain’s great novel and that I engage Jonathan Bennett’s well-known and oft-cited paper, “The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn.” Bennett tells us, early in his paper, that an episode in chapter 16 of the novel “brilliantly illustrates how fiction can be instructive about real life.”1 I agree that fiction can teach us about life—though of course living beings must judge fiction’s ..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5406/jaesteduc.45.4.0001
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 33,225
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Huck Finn, Moral Language and Moral Education.Anders Schinkel - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (3):511-525.
Mr. Bennett on Huckleberry Finn.Jenny Teichman - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (193):358 - 359.
The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn.Jonathan Bennett - 1974 - Philosophy 49 (188):123-134.
Huckleberry Finn and Moral Motivation.Alan Goldman - 2010 - Philosophy and Literature 34 (1):pp. 1-16.
Parenting Huckleberry Finn.Russell Hanford & John R. Snarey - 2001 - Journal of Moral Education 30 (3):293-297.
Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of God.Thomas G. Weinandy - 2003 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 6 (1).
Conscience: What is Moral Intuition?Tracy Finn - 2011 - In Carla Bagnoli (ed.), Morality and the Emotions. Oxford University Press.
The Conscience Principle.Mark C. Murphy - 1997 - Journal of Philosophical Research 22:387-407.
Re-Examining Huck Finn's Conscience.Phillip Montague - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (214):542 - 546.
Are the Judgments of Conscience Unreasonable?Edward Andrew & Peter Lindsay - 2008 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (2):235-254.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-12-07

Total downloads
48 ( #125,825 of 2,242,645 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #86,624 of 2,242,645 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature