Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature

Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature

Martha C. Nussbaum


This quantity brings jointly Nussbaum's released papers at the dating among literature and philosophy, specifically ethical philosophy. The papers, a lot of them formerly inaccessible to non-specialist readers, care for such basic matters because the dating among variety and content material within the exploration of moral matters; the character of moral realization and moral wisdom and their dating to written types and types; and the function of the feelings in deliberation and self-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a notion of moral figuring out which consists of emotional in addition to highbrow job, and which supplies a definite form of precedence to the belief of specific humans and events instead of to summary ideas. She argues that this moral perception can't be thoroughly and safely acknowledged with no turning to sorts of writing often thought of literary instead of philosophical. it's hence essential to increase our notion of ethical philosophy in an effort to comprise those varieties. that includes new essays and revised models of numerous formerly released essays, this assortment makes an attempt to articulate the connection, inside of the sort of broader moral inquiry, among literary and extra abstractly theoretical elements.

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