The Resource Blake, ethics, and forgiveness, Jeanne Moskal

Blake, ethics, and forgiveness, Jeanne Moskal

Label
Blake, ethics, and forgiveness
Title
Blake, ethics, and forgiveness
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Moskal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness is the first book systematically to examine the ethical commitments and contradictions in William Blake's pervasive concern with human forgiveness. Primary among these ethical commitments is Blake's passionate advocacy of forgiveness between human beings as a means to solve the problem of human evil. Such an advocacy seems to contradict Blake's assertions that ethical laws merely create the illusion of human evil and employ the concept of "forgiveness" solely to reinforce the terms of the original oppression. Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness clarifies the relation between these two seemingly contradictory ethical impulses in Blake by employing a distinction increasingly important among contemporary ethicists, a distinction between an ethics of obligation and an ethics of character. It demonstrates that Blake's protests are directed to laws based on obligation, which assume that all human persons are essentially alike, while Blake's advocacy of forgiveness among human beings assumes an ethics of character based on the cultivation of virtues. The book goes on to argue that in some contexts Blake uses the vocabulary of forgiveness to solve not the problem of human evil but the problem of human otherness, the intractable differences between and among human beings, and to suggest that Blake's vocabulary does not meet the demands of this second task. Thus, Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness offers a consideration of ethics, an unjustly neglected topic, for inclusion into the study of the British Romantic period. Moreover, its analysis of the limits of Blake's uses of forgiveness contributes to current thinking that questions the sufficiency of the Romantic poets' self-representations
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4148.E8
LC item number
M67 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Blake, ethics, and forgiveness, Jeanne Moskal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgiveness "Written within & without" law -- Error and forgiveness -- States and individuals -- Alterity and the spectre of urthona -- Forgiveness in "The house of the interpreter" -- Conclusion: forgiveness and literary form
Control code
ocm45728541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585263762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27399400
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45728541
  • acaebk0585263760

Library Locations

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