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The Resource Wordsworth's ethics, Adam Potkay

Wordsworth's ethics, Adam Potkay

Label
Wordsworth's ethics
Title
Wordsworth's ethics
Statement of responsibility
Adam Potkay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why read Wordsworth's poetry - indeed, why read poetry at all? Beyond any pleasure it might give, can it make one a better or more flourishing person? These questions were never far from William Wordsworth's thoughts. He responded in rich and varied ways, in verse and in prose, in both well-known and more obscure writings. Wordsworth's Ethics is a comprehensive examination of the Romantic poet's work, delving into his desire to understand the source and scope of our ethical obligations. Adam Potkay finds that Wordsworth consistently rejects the kind of impersonal utilitarianism that was espoused by his contemporaries James Mill and Jeremy Bentham in favor of a view of ethics founded in relationships with particular persons and things. The discussion proceeds chronologically through Wordsworth's career as a writer - from his juvenilia through his poems of the 1830s and '40s - providing a valuable introduction to the poet's work. The book will appeal to readers interested in the vital connection between literature and moral philosophy."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
LGG
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1961-
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Potkay, Adam
Dewey number
821/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5892.E8
LC item number
P68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wordsworth, William
  • Music in literature
  • Music and literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Wordsworth, William
  • POETRY
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Music and literature
  • Music in literature
Label
Wordsworth's ethics, Adam Potkay
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Audition and attachment -- Close encounters (i) -- Close encounters (ii) -- The ethics of things -- Music vs. conscience -- Captivation and liberty in poems on music -- The moral sublime -- Independence and interdependence -- Surviving death -- The poetics of life -- Envoy : Wordsworth's afterlives
Control code
830023012
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421407586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023012
Label
Wordsworth's ethics, Adam Potkay
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Audition and attachment -- Close encounters (i) -- Close encounters (ii) -- The ethics of things -- Music vs. conscience -- Captivation and liberty in poems on music -- The moral sublime -- Independence and interdependence -- Surviving death -- The poetics of life -- Envoy : Wordsworth's afterlives
Control code
830023012
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421407586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023012

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