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Moral Philosophers and the Novel

A Study of Winch, Nussbaum and Rorty


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Johnson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Peter Johnson
    Pages 16-30
  4. Peter Johnson
    Pages 31-38
  5. Peter Johnson
    Pages 39-54
  6. Peter Johnson
    Pages 55-69
  7. Peter Johnson
    Pages 70-87
  8. Peter Johnson
    Pages 88-104
  9. Peter Johnson
    Pages 105-127
  10. Peter Johnson
    Pages 128-144
  11. Peter Johnson
    Pages 145-160
  12. Peter Johnson
    Pages 161-175
  13. Peter Johnson
    Pages 176-183
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 184-203

About this book


In this fascinating study, Peter Johnson makes explicit the issues involved in using the novel as a source in moral philosophy. The book pays close attention to questions of method, aesthetic accounts of the novel and the nature of ethical knowledge. The views of leading philosophers are examined and criticised in the light of the book's distinctive contribution to the current debate.


ethics fiction moral philosophy morality novel philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SouthamptonUK

About the authors

PETER JOHNSON is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Southampton, UK. He has published widely in moral and political philosophy and on the philosopher R.G. Collingwood.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Moral Philosophers and the Novel
  • Book Subtitle A Study of Winch, Nussbaum and Rorty
  • Authors P. Johnson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-3365-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51669-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50337-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Moral Philosophy
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'Peter Johnson's impressive study gives us an erudite and perceptive reading of recent work that has investigated the novel's role in ethical theory.' - Philosophical Writings