Disclosures: Essays on Art, Literature, and Philosophy

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 22, 2017 - Art criticism - 354 pages
From "Prologue" of Professor Efra n Kristal, UCLA:This remarkable book brings together Herbert Morris' essays on literature and painting. Each is a self-contained investigation, as impressive for Morris' striking observations on a particular work as for his philosophical illuminations. Several have appeared in peer-reviewed journals of literary criticism or art history as sound contributions to the scholarship in these specialized areas of study, but they deserve to come together in a volume because the impact of the whole is greater than that of its parts, and the significance of the parts is hardly limited to literary criticism or art history: the essays share a fascinating approach to intellectual enquiry, driven by an ever-curious mind attentive to human predicaments as they play out in ethical, legal, psychological, artistic, and even theological realms....Morris does not present his essays in the form of a thesis followed by a cold demonstration, but as searching questions that call for responses, which will eventually yield illuminating disclosures, as the title of the book so aptly suggests...

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Herbert Morris is an Emeritus Professor of the UCLA Department of Philosophy and School of Law. He is a nationally recognized philosopher of law and professor of philosophy.Professor Morris served as Dean of Humanities of UCLA's College of Letters and Science from 1983 to 1993, and Interim Provost of the College from 1992 to 1993. He chaired the Board of Governors of the University's Humanities Research Institute from 1988 to 1990.Professor Morris has lectured and written widely on moral and legal philosophy, including On Guilt and Innocence: Essays in Legal Philosophy and Moral Psychology (University of California Press, 1976). He is also the author of several works of literary criticism: The Masked Citadel: The Significance of the Title of Stendhal's La Chartreuse de Parme (University of California Press, 1961), and "What Emma Knew: The Outrage Suffered in Jorge Luis Borges's Emma Zunz" (Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures, 1997). He is editor of On Guilt and Shame (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1971) and Freedom and Responsibility: Readings in Philosophy and Law (Stanford University Press, 1961).

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