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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I enjoyed this book a great deal. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Martha Nussbaum’s new book should be required reading for every member of Congress.

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Return to Book Page. However, the articulation of a thesis wherein we learn emotional intelligence and develop intellectual curiosity jsutice literature is worthy of strong defense.

Poetic Justice argues that social sympathy is a necessary condition for equitable treatment in courts of law. No eBook available Amazon. Review Timely and urgent. Resentment, Generosity, Justice by Martha C. Please try again later.

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She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland. The reverse of a dry writer, she is fairly often deeply moved, and you come to know not only what she felt but how and when the feeling dawned on her.

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Publicist or Marketing Professional. Dennis rated it really liked it Aug 31, I would label Nussbaum a philosopher, but point out her official position as professor of law and ethics. Taking aim at economic utilitarianism and legal models that unduly emphasize detachment while simultaneously choosing novels like Hard Times and Maurice as her allies, Nussbaum proposes a vision public imagination in which certain emotions have an important role to play in legal and political decision making.

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It is a little preachy and at times I think she tries to hard. They liked the Victorian alternative to rat choice, and she quotes some of their reactions. Forster, and concludes with Whitman’s poem.

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It touches on a more radical vision when suggesting that emotions, if freed of self-serving tendencies, can serve to set in order ‘mathematical reasoni I enjoyed this book a great deal. 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.

Libby Reed rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Judges, Nussbaum has observed, are short of imaginative data about the persons they must judge, and novels are one place they can look for guidance.

Yet, as Nussbaum develops her account, things are not so simple. Alexander Rosenthal Lectures Paperback: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

David Gorman Poetic Justice: Dec 30, Michael rated it liked it. Literary Studies and Political Change “Nussbaum argues elegantly that the novel, by engaging our sympathy in the contemplation of lives different from ours, expands our imaginative capabilities so we may better make those judgments that public life demands of us.

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.

Poetic Justice

Second, what role, if any, should emotions play in legal decision making? Nussvaum literary imagination, as practised through the See all 5 reviews.

This book also brings to mind Northrop Frye’s writings on the literary imagination and its function. Emilee Booth rated it did not like it Jun 30, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Nussbaum’s thesis, however, deserves to be shouted from the rooftops–like Whitman’s Song of Myself.