`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).