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    Creating Cosmopolitans: The Case for Literature. [REVIEW]Troy Jollimore & Sharon Barrios - 2006 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 25 (5-6):363-383.
    A cosmopolitan education must help us identify with those who are unlike us. In Martha Nussbaum’s words, students must learn “enough to recognize common aims, aspirations, and values, and enough about these common ends to see how variously they are instantiated in the many cultures and their histories.” It is commonly thought that reading serious literature will play a significant role in this process. However, this claim is challenged by theorists we call sentimentalists, who claim that the goals of cosmopolitan (...)
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    Beauty, Evil, and The English Patient.Troy A. Jollimore & Sharon Barrios - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (1):23-40.
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    Beauty, Evil, And.Troy A. Jollimore & Sharon Barrios - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (1).
    : Can literature provide moral insight? Or can literary works do nothing more than reflect the moral views that readers bring to them? We argue that literary works can provide genuine moral insight by discussing one that does. Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient challenges two key assumptions about moral evil: that evil necessarily involves active malevolence, and that evil and aesthetic beauty are mutually exclusive. These assumptions play foundational roles both in everyday moral thinking, and in the interpretive practices of (...)
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