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Peter A. French - The Virtues of Vengeance - 9780700610761 - V9780700610761
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The Virtues of Vengeance

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Description for The Virtues of Vengeance Hardcover. This title argues that vengeance has fallen into disrepute without being seriously examined with respect to its real moral value. It investigates the use of vengeance themes in literature and popular culture, from the "Iliad" and "Hamlet" to film Westerns such as Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven". Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HPQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 19. Weight in Grams: 558.
Although most moral philosophers reject vengeance as a barbaric sentiment, Peter French argues that it has fallen into disrepute without being seriously examined with respect to its real moral value. In beginning his philosophical examination of the virtues of vengeance, he investigates the use of vengeance themes in literature and popular culture. Literary works from the Iliad to Hamlet and modern film Westerns such as Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven are reviewed in his exploration of the philosophical and ethical aspects of vengeance. He then concentrates on the conditions that could make acts of vengeance virtuous. Film Westerns play an illustrative role ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2001
Publisher
University Press of Kansas
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
Kansas, United States
ISBN
9780700610761
SKU
V9780700610761
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Ref
99-15

About Peter A. French
Peter A. French holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. Among his other books are Responsibility Matters, also from Kansas; Corporate Ethics; and, most recently, Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns.

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