Mirrors to One Another

Mirrors to One Another

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A compelling exploration of the convergence of Jane Austena€™s literary themes and characters with David Humea€™s views on morality and human nature. Argues that the normative perspectives endorsed in Jane Austen's novels are best characterized in terms of a Humean approach, and that the merits of Hume's account of ethical, aesthetic and epistemic virtue are vividly illustrated by Austen's writing. Illustrates how Hume and Austen complement one another, each providing a lens that allows us to expand and elaborate on the ideas of the other Proposes that literature may serve as a thought experiment, articulating hypothetical cases which allow the reader to test her moral intuitions Contributes to ongoing debates on the philosophy of literature, ethics, and emotionD.D. Raphael and A.L. Macfie (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1984). Sorensen, Roy A. Thought ... Project Gutenberg of Australia ebook. http://gutenberg.net.au/ ebooks03/0300031.txt Zagzebski, Linda Trinkaus. Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry intoanbsp;...

Title:Mirrors to One Another
Author:E. M. Dadlez
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-03-30


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