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Ethics, Evil, and Fiction Paperback – August 12, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0198238775 ISBN-10: 0198238770 Edition: New Ed

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (August 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198238770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198238775
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #601,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`this engagingly written book.' Connie S Rosati, Philosophy 71.

`I really enjoyed his literary-ethical exploration of Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. These portions of the book contain much that should interest those seeking more effective ways of teaching moral philosophy.' Connie S Rosati, Philosophy, 71.

`an interesting but eccentric book ... I have gone on at length about the aesthetic theory of virtue because, for me, it is one of the book's most arresting claims. If this is the kind of provocative theses that you enjoy, then Ethics, Evil, and Fiction, despite (or maybe because of) its quirks, is worth reading.' Nancy E. Snow, International Philosophical Quarterly

`His discussion of evil is very interesting... he draws excellent examples from literature.' Marcia Muelder Eaton, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

`Provocative book... if a teacher were to place the fictional works for independent study onto the syllabus, Ethics, Evil, and Fiction would make for a good terms work in Ethics 'or' Aesthetics.' Tony Skillen, British Journal of Aesthetics

About the Author

Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He was previously Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and before that Reader in Philosophy at University College London. His books include The Character of Mind (1981; second edition 1997), The Subjective View (1982), Mental Content (1989), The Problem of Consciousness (1991), Problems in Philosophy (1993), Minds and Bodies: Philosophers and their Ideas (1997), and Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays (1999).

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Prior to reading this work I had only read works by C. McGinn on the philosophy of mind. McGinn is a first rate philosopher and his foray into ethics is further proof of his talent. His method of analysis in this volume is quite interesting and contemporary. It should be a useful addition to the bookshelves of anyone seriously interested in ethical thinking.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By utahmnts on January 4, 2013
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Exactly what I wanted. I buy books for instructors who forgot to order on time or ones that are out of print.
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4 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 1999
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If there's one thing I learned from studying literature, it's that ethics are comprised by social context; and the context in a novel is largely CONTRIVED by its author. In an age of postmodern criticism then, it is shocking to find this sort of flat, naive, victorian interpretation. Moral realism. Yikes.
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