The Enigma of Good and Evil: The Moral Sentiment in Literature

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Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 27, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 880 pages
Striking toward peace and harmony the human being is ceasely torn apart in personal, social, national life by wars feuds, inequities and intimate personal conflicts for which there seems to be no respite. Does the human condition in interaction with others imply a constant adversity? Or, is this conflict owing to an interior or external factor of evil governing our attitudes and conduct toward the other person? To what criteria should I refer for appreciation, judgment, direction concerning my attitudes and my actions as they bear on the well-being of others?

At the roots of these questions lies human experience which ought to be appropriately clarified before entering into speculative abstractions of the ethical theories and precepts. Literature, which in its very gist, dwells upon disentangling in multiple perspective the peripeteia of our life-experience offers us a unique field of source-material for moral and ethical investigations.

Literature brings preeminently to light the Moral Sentiment which pervades our life with others -- our existence tout court. Being modulated through the course of our experiences the Moral Sentiment sustains the very sense of literature and of personal human life (Tymieniecka).

Papers by:
Tony E. Afejuku, Alira Ashvo-Munoz, Gary Backhaus, Alain Beaulieu, M. Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Predrag Cicovacki, Dorothy G. Clark, Jerre Collins, Michael D. Daniels, Michel Dion, Tsung-I Dow, William Edelglass, Richard Findler, Jorge Garcia-Gomez, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Andrew Jones-Cathcart, Lawrence Kimmel, Ken Kirby, Marlies Kronegger, Megan Laverty, Lew Livesay, Annika Ljung- Baruth, Bernard Micallef, Rebecca M. Painter, Bernadette Prochaska, Sitansu Ray, Valerie Reed, Victor Gerald Rivas, Kristine S. Santilli, Christopher Schreiner, Jadwiga Smith, Max Statkiewicz, George R. Tibbetts, Rosaria Trovato, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Peter Weigel, Raymond J. Wilson III, John Zbikowski.

 

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Contents

ALIRA ASHVOMUNOZ A Question of Interest? Between Good
5
Evil and Explanation
17
WILLIAM EDELGLASS Levinass Language
47
A Historical
64
ANDREW JONESCATHCART Kierkegaards Fear
77
Levinasian
91
RICHARD S FINDLER Bartlebys Existential Reduction
119
MICHEL DION The Intuition of GoodEvil in Marcel Prousts
141
VICTOR GERALD RIVAS With Foolish Shadows With Hollow
491
GARY BACKHAUS The MedicineDreams of Chief Plenty
517
ALIRA ASHVOMUNOZ Searching Moral Standards in a
555
MARLIES E KRONEGGER Bizets Carmen LAmour est
563
ANNIKA LJUNGBARUTH In Search of a Moral Erotic
573
Violence
586
CHRISTOPHER S SCHREINER Phantom Relations and
603
Tagore
619

BERNADETTE PROCHASKA The Changing Landscapes
162
Anna Maria
171
MEGAN LAVERTY The Interplay of Virtue and Romantic
191
DANIELS Camus Meursault and Sartrian
207
TONY E AFEJUKU Accusation Betrayal and Murder
272
GARY BACKHAUS Autobiography and the Impossibility
283
The Moral
309
VICTOR GERALD RIVAS On the Fourfold Ontology of Evil
317
SECTION V
363
Le Langage
417
RAYMOND J WILSON III The Phenomenology of Ethical
445
JENNIFER ANNA GOSETTIFERENCEI Moral Sentiment
455
PETER WEIGEL The Aesthetics of Salvation in Sartres NauseaN 473
472
TSUNGI DOW The Search for a Universal Standard
627
A Test Case
642
PETER WEIGEL Dostoyevsky on the Problem of Evil
675
TONY E AFEJUKU Poetry in the Cerebral Cortex the Nervous
700
Levinas
709
KRISTINE S SANTILLI The Redemptive Gestures of the Poetry
729
A Criticism
749
The Governesss
813
MICHAEL DANIELS The Politics of Intersubjectivity and
830
JERRE COLLINS and JOHN ZBIKOWSKI Literature as
845
CONFERENCE PROGRAMS 865
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Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka was born in Marianowo, Poland on February 28, 1923. She studied at the University of Krakow, the Sorbonne, and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where she received a Ph.D. in philosophy. She was the founder and president the World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning. She was the author of 14 books and the editor of Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research and Phenomenological Inquiry: A Review of Philosophical Ideas and Trends. She died on June 7, 2014 at the age of 91.

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