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The literary example in moral philosophy today

Abstract:

The standard claim made for literary examples in moral philosophy is that they assist moral reasoning by offering appropriately complex descriptions of the conditions under which moral decisions are made or might plausibly be made. This essay offers a critical examination of that claim, exploring the attractions of literary exemplarity for moral philosophy of several kinds since the 1960s but also the constrained terms under which the invitation to deep reflectiveness is permitted to operate....

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1215/01903659-2151794

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Duke University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
boundary 2 Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Pages:
41-51
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1527-2141
ISSN:
0190-3659
URN:
uuid:26d6d53a-4254-4717-9f7d-61be44f0e6db
Source identifiers:
527988
Local pid:
pubs:527988

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