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Love's Knowledge : Essays on Philosophy and Literature

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This volume brings together Martha Nussbaum's published papers, some revised for this collection, on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. It also includes two new essays and a substantial Introduction. The papers, many of them previously not readily available to non-specialist readers, explore such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical questions; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and style; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledge. The author investigates and defends a conception of ethical understanding which involves emotional as well as intellectual activity, and which gives a certain type of priority to the perception of particular people and situations rather than to abstract rule.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 26mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195074858
  • 9780195074857
  • 95,280

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one of the most original books published [in 1991], a hugely stimulating read, which returns us with thoughts refreshed to some of our best-loved authors and brings philosophy back to earth in the process * Mark Archer, Observer * The lucid and penetrating essays in Love's Knowledge demonstrate that Martha Nussbaum is the finest philosophic mind of her generation. * Philosophy and Literature *show more

About Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum is Professor of Law and Ethics and the University of Chicago Law School.show more

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This volume collects my published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy.show more

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