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Agents and Lives Samuel Louis Goldberg

Agents and Lives

Samuel Louis Goldberg

Published June 4th 2009
ISBN : 9780521112444
Paperback
352 pages
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Agents and Lives offers a new and important rethinking of the traditional humanist view of literature. That traditions valuation of literature for its moral import is extended in a wider, more complex, open and exploratory understanding of thoseMoreAgents and Lives offers a new and important rethinking of the traditional humanist view of literature. That traditions valuation of literature for its moral import is extended in a wider, more complex, open and exploratory understanding of those terms. Goldbergs argument ranges across literature since the Renaissance, focusing on examples from George Eliots novels and Popes poetry. An appendix assesses the relationship of his argument to recent accounts of literature offered by moral philosophers such as Iris Murdoch, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum and Richard Rorty.