In Poetic Justice, Martha Nussbaum argues that literary imagination has a central role to play in political and legal judgments. Nussbaum is concerned by a. 7 Apr POETIC JUSTICE The Literary Imagination and Public Life. To Martha C. Nussbaum, the novel is “a living form,” still central to our culture. 20 May Those staid souls who always wondered what novels were good for now get to hear it from Nussbaum (Ethics/Univ. of Chicago; The Therapy of.

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An exploration of why having a literary imagination ie: Review Timely and urgent.

This book also brings to mind Northrop Frye’s writings on the literary imagination and its function. Being attuned to particulars, she argues, allows for sympathetic identification with characters in novels, and with defendants in trialsand thus a sense of compassion and mercy.

This book forms poeric nice corollary to Damasio’s work, in that she explores the relationship between emotions and reasoning. Jan 29, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? In she won the A.

These started as presentations Nussbaum made to judges if I recall correctly. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In “poets judge” and “attesting sympathy”, the author quotes Whitman, to advocate for the equitable judgment for human complexities as well as the particular cases, and to protect human vulnerability.

Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life

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Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence. However, the articulation of a thesis wherein we learn emotional intelligence and develop intellectual curiosity through literature is worthy This is a good book. Taking aim at economic utilitarianism and legal models that unduly emphasize deta In Poetic Justice, Martha Nussbaum argues that literary imagination has a central role to play in political and legal judgments. Jeremy Hung rated it it was ok Feb 11, Dec 31, Melissa nusshaum it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life by Martha C. Nussbaum

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Poetic Justice

Essays on Philosophy and Literature. Usually, I find Nussbaum very hard to follow. This is what I would want to do with law; exploring what it can do, and what it needs to do better. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. She has received honorary degrees from thirty-seven colleges and universities in the U. She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland.

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Lists with This Book. But I do not see how he can have meant by sympathy the compassionate exercise Nussbaum would like him to be describing. But I see this as applicable to our everyday interactions and conflict resolutions as well. Emilee Booth rated it did not like it Jun 30, This volume, a revision of lectures given inis a philosophical study comparing aspects of law and literature.


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First, how to measure the well-being of a population? As nusbsaum of literature, Nussbaum argues, we may glimpse the interior experiences of other people. English Choose a language for shopping. In this short book the author argues for the importance of literature as an essential element in public rationality, and uses Hard Time by Dickens, Native Son by Richard Wright and Maurice by E.

Using concrete studies of both works of fiction Richard Wright’s “Native Son” and several works by Dickens are featured prominently and legal cases to reveal how a sense of the particular is developed and maintained through the reading of fiction, and may be applied to moral and judicial reasoning. The Monarchy of Fear: This is a good book. Plus, Charles Dickens as an example didn’t always work because he can be smarmy.