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The Resource Moral imagination, David Bromwich

Moral imagination, David Bromwich

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Moral imagination
Title
Moral imagination
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David Bromwich
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Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together a dozen recent essays by one of America's premier cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and sympathy to suggest how these faculties may illuminate the motives of human action and the reality of justice. These wide-ranging essays address thinkers and topics from Gandhi and Martin Luther King on nonviolent resistance, to the dangers of identity politics, to the psychology of the heroes of classic American literature. Bromwich demonstrates that moral imagination allows us to judge the right and wrong of actions apart from any benefit to ourselves, and he argues that this ability is an innate individual strength, rather than a socially conditioned habit. Political topics addressed here include Edmund Burke and Richard Price's efforts to define patriotism in the first year of the French Revolution, Abraham Lincoln's principled work of persuasion against slavery in the 1850s, the erosion of privacy in America under the influence of social media, and the use of euphemism to shade and anesthetize reactions to the global war on terror. Throughout, Bromwich considers the relationship between language and power, and the insights language may offer into the corruptions of power. Moral Imagination captures the singular voice of one of the most forceful thinkers working in America today"--
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1951-
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Bromwich, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.R637
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ethics
  • Political science
  • Criticism
Label
Moral imagination, David Bromwich
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral imagination -- A dissent on cultural identity -- The meaning of patriotism in 1789 -- Lincoln and Whitman as representative Americans -- Lincoln's constitutional necessity -- Shakespeare, Lincoln, and ambition -- The American psychosis -- How publicity makes people real -- The self-deceptions of empire -- What is the West? -- Holy terror and civilized terror -- Comments on perpetual war -- Cheney's law -- Euphemism and violence -- William Safire: wars made out of words -- What 9/11 makes us forget -- The Snowden case
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781400850013
Lccn
2013038596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023494984
System control number
  • ocn861666263
  • (OCoLC)861666263
  • 2453746
Label
Moral imagination, David Bromwich
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral imagination -- A dissent on cultural identity -- The meaning of patriotism in 1789 -- Lincoln and Whitman as representative Americans -- Lincoln's constitutional necessity -- Shakespeare, Lincoln, and ambition -- The American psychosis -- How publicity makes people real -- The self-deceptions of empire -- What is the West? -- Holy terror and civilized terror -- Comments on perpetual war -- Cheney's law -- Euphemism and violence -- William Safire: wars made out of words -- What 9/11 makes us forget -- The Snowden case
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781400850013
Lccn
2013038596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023494984
System control number
  • ocn861666263
  • (OCoLC)861666263
  • 2453746

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