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The literary example in moral philosophy today

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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1215/01903659-2151794

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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
Source identifiers:
527988
Pubs id:
pubs:527988
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uuid:26d6d53a-4254-4717-9f7d-61be44f0e6db
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pubs:527988
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2015-06-25

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