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The Resource Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life, Martha C. Nussbaum

Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life, Martha C. Nussbaum

Label
Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life
Title
Poetic justice
Title remainder
the literary imagination and public life
Statement of responsibility
Martha C. Nussbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Public discourse has become increasingly vitriolic and punitive toward those who don't seem to fit America's "mainstream." Relying excessively on stereotypes and models of human behavior based on economic self-interest, we too often fail--in public policy-making, legislation, and judicial reasoning--to see one another as fully human. In Poetic Justice, one of our most prominent philosophers and public intellectuals explores how literature can contribute to a more just society. As readers of literature, Nussbaum argues, we may glimpse the interior experiences of other people. Above all, reading asks us to imagine the value of their lives. Through such works as Hard Times and Native Son, Nussbaum shows how novels and novel reading develop a fully humanistic, not pseudo-scientific, conception of public reasoning. She brilliantly illustrates how the literary imagination is not opposed to public rationality, but is an essential ingredient of just public discourse and a democratic society. --From dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN51
LC item number
.N78 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Letterkunde
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Sociale rechtvaardigheid
  • Rechtstheorie
  • Literatura (política;sociedade;vida cotidiana)
  • Imagination
  • Literatur
  • Ethik
Label
Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life, Martha C. Nussbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Alexander Rosenthal Lectures. Northwestern University Law School."
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
Preface -- 1. The literary imagination -- 2. Fancy -- 3. Rational emotions -- 4. Poets as judges
Control code
32510284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 143 pages
Isbn
9780807041086
Lccn
95018076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32510284
  • (WaOLN)1711638
Label
Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life, Martha C. Nussbaum
Publication
Note
"The Alexander Rosenthal Lectures. Northwestern University Law School."
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
Preface -- 1. The literary imagination -- 2. Fancy -- 3. Rational emotions -- 4. Poets as judges
Control code
32510284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 143 pages
Isbn
9780807041086
Lccn
95018076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32510284
  • (WaOLN)1711638

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