Love's Knowledge : Essays on Philosophy and Literature, Paperback

Love's Knowledge : Essays on Philosophy and Literature Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780195074857



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