The Moral Imagination

The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974758X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Originally published in hardcover in 2005.
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The Moral Imagination

The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974758X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Originally published in hardcover in 2005.
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Moral Imagination

Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day

Author: Edward Tivnan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Presents opposing arguments about some of today's most explosive ethical dilemmas, explaining the issues and putting them within a political, cultural, and historical context. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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The moral imagination

how literature and films can stimulate ethical reflection in the business world

Author: Oliver F. Williams

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Author: Vigen Guroian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198027877

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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As the popularity of William Bennett's Book of Virtues attests, parents are turning more and more to children's literature to help instill values in their kids. Now, in this elegantly written and passionate book, Vigen Guroian provides the perfect complement to books such as Bennett's, offering parents and teachers a much-needed roadmap to some of our finest children's stories. Guroian illuminates the complex ways in which fairy tales and fantasies educate the moral imagination from earliest childhood. Examining a wide range of stories--from "Pinocchio" and "The Little Mermaid" to "Charlotte's Web," "The Velveteen Rabbit," "The Wind in the Willows," and the "Chronicles of Narnia"--he argues that these tales capture the meaning of morality through vivid depictions of the struggle between good and evil, in which characters must make difficult choices between right and wrong, or heroes and villains contest the very fate of imaginary worlds. Character and the virtues are depicted compellingly in these stories; the virtues glimmer as if in a looking glass, and wickedness and deception are unmasked of their pretensions to goodness and truth. We are made to face the unvarnished truth about ourselves, and what kind of people we want to be. Throughout, Guroian highlights the classical moral virtues such as courage, goodness, and honesty, especially as they are understood in traditional Christianity. At the same time, he so persuasively evokes the enduring charm of these familiar works that many readers will be inspired to reread their favorites and explore those they may have missed.
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The moral imagination and public life

raising the ethical question

Author: Thomas E. McCollough

Publisher: Chatham House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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McCollough explores the relationship of personal values to public policy, and he poses the concept of moral community as the vital link between the concerned citizen and the body politic, He delineates a collective vision of the public good that might be brought to bear on policy issues such as health care, education, civil liberties, and the environment.
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Forms of Life

Character and Moral Imagination in the Novel

Author: Martin Price

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300028676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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The novel contains imagined lives that achieve a kind of meaning and intensity our own lives do not. Out of the novelist's moral imagination--the breadth and depth of his awareness of human motivations, tensions, and complexities--emerge fictional persons through whom we learn to read ourselves. This eloquent book, exploring fictional lives in crucial moments of choice and change, stresses both their difference from and their deep connections with life. Martin Price writes here about ways in which character has been conceived and presented in the novels of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with chapters that cogently argue the artistic value of character, Price then deals with the different forms character has taken in individual novels. His first discussions center on authors--Jane Austen, Stendhal, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Leo Tolstoy--who define individuals by their adherence or opposition to social norms. The next chapters deal with novelists for whom the moral world is largely internalized. The characters of Henry James, Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, and E.M. Forster live in society and act upon it, but the authors are particularly concerned with the confusions, terrors, and heroism that lie within consciousness. The last chapter uses novels about the artist by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Thomas Mann in order to apprehend the process by which experience is transformed into art. Avoiding both formalistic and moralistic extremes, this new book by a distinguished critic helps us recover a fuller sense of literary form and the forms of life from which it emerges.
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Irony in Action

Anthropology, Practice, and the Moral Imagination

Author: James Fernandez,Mary Taylor Huber,Senior Scholar Mary Taylor Huber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226244228

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Irony today extends beyond its classification as a figure of speech and is increasingly recognized as one of the major modes of human experience. This idea of irony as an integral force in social life is at the center of this provocative book. The result of a meeting where anthropologists were invited to explore the politics of irony and the moral responsibilities that accompany its recognition, this book is one of the first to lend an anthropological perspective to this contemporary phenomenon. The first group of essays explores the limits to irony's liberating qualities from the constrained use of irony in congressional hearings to its reactive presence amid widening disparities of wealth despite decades of world development. The second section presents irony's more positive dimensions through an array of examples such as the use of irony by Chinese writers and Irish humorists. Framed by the editors' theoretical introduction to the issues posed by irony and responses to the essays by two literary scholars, Irony in Action is a timely contribution in the contemporary reinvention of anthropology.
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John Dewey and Moral Imagination

Pragmatism in Ethics

Author: Steven Fesmire

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253110664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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While examining the important role of imagination in making moral judgments, John Dewey and Moral Imagination focuses new attention on the relationship between American pragmatism and ethics. Steven Fesmire takes up threads of Dewey's thought that have been largely unexplored and elaborates pragmatism's distinctive contribution to understandings of moral experience, inquiry, and judgment. Building on two Deweyan notions -- that moral character, belief, and reasoning are part of a social and historical context and that moral deliberation is an imaginative, dramatic rehearsal of possibilities -- Fesmire shows that moral imagination can be conceived as a process of aesthetic perception and artistic creativity. Fesmire's original readings of Dewey shed new light on the imaginative process, human emotional make-up and expression, and the nature of moral judgment. This original book presents a robust and distinctly pragmatic approach to ethics, politics, moral education, and moral conduct.
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