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The Resource J.M. Coetzee and ethics : philosophical perspectives on literature, edited by Anton Leist & Peter Singer

J.M. Coetzee and ethics : philosophical perspectives on literature, edited by Anton Leist & Peter Singer

Label
J.M. Coetzee and ethics : philosophical perspectives on literature
Title
J.M. Coetzee and ethics
Title remainder
philosophical perspectives on literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anton Leist & Peter Singer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2003, the South African writer J.M. Coetzee was awarded the Novel Prize in Literature for his riveting portrayals of racial repression, sexual politics, the guises of reason, and the hypocrisy of human beings toward animals and nature. Coetzee was credited with being "a scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic morality of western civilization." The film of his novel Disgrace, starring John Malkovich, brought his challenging ideas to a new audience. Anton Leist and Peter Singer have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who probe deeply into Coetzee's extensive wand extraordinary corpus. They explore his approach to ethical theory and philosophy and pay particular attention to his representation of the human-animal relationship. They also confront Coetzee's depiction of the elementary conditions of life, the origins of morality, the recognition of value in others, the sexual dynamics between men and women, the normality of suppression, and the possibility of equality in postcolonial society. With its wide-ranging consideration of philosophical issues, especially in relations to fiction, this volume stands alone in its extraordinary exchange of ethical and literary inquiry
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.C58
LC item number
Z73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leist, Anton
  • Singer, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Literature
  • Ethiek
  • Bellettrie
  • Filosofische aspecten
Label
J.M. Coetzee and ethics : philosophical perspectives on literature, edited by Anton Leist & Peter Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. People, Human Relationships, and Politics -- The paradoxes of Power in the Early Novels of J.M. Coetzee / Robert Pippin -- Disgrace, Desire, and the Dark Side of the New South Africa / Adriaan van Heerden -- Ethical Thought and the Problem of Communication: A Strategy for Reading Diary of a Bad Year / Jonathan Lear -- Torture and Collective Shame / Jeff McMahan -- Part II. Humans, Animals, and Morality -- Converging Convictions: Coetzee and His Characters on Animals / Karen Dawn and Peter Singer -- Coetzee and Alternative Animal Ethics / Eilisa Aaltola -- Writing the Lives of Animals / Ido Geiger -- Sympathy and Scapegoating in H.M. Coetzee / Andy Lamey -- Part III. Rationality and Human Lives -- Against Society, Against History, Against Reason: Coetzee's Archaic Postmodernism / Anton Leist -- Coetzee's Critique of Reason / Martin Woessner -- J.M. Cietzee, Moral Thinker / Alice Crary -- Being True to Fact: Coetzee's Prose of the World / Pieter Vermeulen -- Part IV. Literature, Literary Style, and Philosophy -- Truth and Love Together at Last: Style, Form, and Moral vision in Age of Iron / Samantha Vice -- The Lives of Animals and the Form-Content Connection / Jennifer Flynn -- Irony and Belief in Elizabeth Costello / Michael Funk Deckard and Ralph Palm -- Coetzee's Hidden Polemic with Nietzsche / Alena Dvorakova
Control code
458890814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 400 pages
Isbn
9780231148405
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)458890814
Label
J.M. Coetzee and ethics : philosophical perspectives on literature, edited by Anton Leist & Peter Singer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. People, Human Relationships, and Politics -- The paradoxes of Power in the Early Novels of J.M. Coetzee / Robert Pippin -- Disgrace, Desire, and the Dark Side of the New South Africa / Adriaan van Heerden -- Ethical Thought and the Problem of Communication: A Strategy for Reading Diary of a Bad Year / Jonathan Lear -- Torture and Collective Shame / Jeff McMahan -- Part II. Humans, Animals, and Morality -- Converging Convictions: Coetzee and His Characters on Animals / Karen Dawn and Peter Singer -- Coetzee and Alternative Animal Ethics / Eilisa Aaltola -- Writing the Lives of Animals / Ido Geiger -- Sympathy and Scapegoating in H.M. Coetzee / Andy Lamey -- Part III. Rationality and Human Lives -- Against Society, Against History, Against Reason: Coetzee's Archaic Postmodernism / Anton Leist -- Coetzee's Critique of Reason / Martin Woessner -- J.M. Cietzee, Moral Thinker / Alice Crary -- Being True to Fact: Coetzee's Prose of the World / Pieter Vermeulen -- Part IV. Literature, Literary Style, and Philosophy -- Truth and Love Together at Last: Style, Form, and Moral vision in Age of Iron / Samantha Vice -- The Lives of Animals and the Form-Content Connection / Jennifer Flynn -- Irony and Belief in Elizabeth Costello / Michael Funk Deckard and Ralph Palm -- Coetzee's Hidden Polemic with Nietzsche / Alena Dvorakova
Control code
458890814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 400 pages
Isbn
9780231148405
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)458890814

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