Despite the initial strangeness of grouping Iris Murdoch (a Platonist), MarthaNussbaum (an Aristotelian), and Richard Rorty (a pragmatist) together, thispaper will argue that these thinkers share a strong commitment to the moralpurport of literature. I will also show that their shared idea of moralengagement through literature interlocks the individual’s sense of self and theworld of others. After considering their accounts, I will conclude by raising thequestion of literature’s moral limits.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|