Henry James and Modern Moral Life

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Cambridge University Press, 19 juil. 2001 - 193 pages
This important new book argues that Henry James reveals in his fiction a sophisticated theory of moral understanding and moral motivation. The claim is that in his novels and short stories James is engaged in a distinctive kind of original thinking and re flecting on modern moral life. The book offers important new interpretations of many of his novels as well as several of the short stories. The book is written by one of the pre-eminent interpreters of the modern European philosophical tradition and will interest both philosophers and literary critics. However, the style is completely non-technical with no reliance on terms from contemporary literary or philosophical theory and will therefore be accessible to students and general readers of James.

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Modern Morals
1
A Kind of Morbid Modernity?
23
Crudities of Mutual Resistance
54
Beasts Secrets and Ghosts
89
Isabel Archers Beastly Pure Mind
126
The Strange Logic of Lambert Strethers Double Consciousness
147
Meaning and Morality
171
Texts
181
Bibliography
183
Index
187
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