Event Title

What are good Stories? Literary Understanding and Moral Imagination

Location

Inman E. Page Library, Room 100

Start Date

11-10-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

11-10-2017 1:50 PM

Description

The author argues for the formative character of literary fiction insofar as stories are able to reveal a kind of ethical knowledge. In making this argument, the author examines Aristotle’s notion of understanding, along with some contemporary developments of Aristotle’s ideas, such as those presented by Martha Nussbaum.

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Nov 10th, 1:00 PM Nov 10th, 1:50 PM

What are good Stories? Literary Understanding and Moral Imagination

Inman E. Page Library, Room 100

The author argues for the formative character of literary fiction insofar as stories are able to reveal a kind of ethical knowledge. In making this argument, the author examines Aristotle’s notion of understanding, along with some contemporary developments of Aristotle’s ideas, such as those presented by Martha Nussbaum.