Carter Kaplan is the author of The Invisible Tower Trilogy: Echoes, We Reign Secure, and The Sky-Shaped Sarcophagus. His first novel is Tally-Ho, Cornelius!Diogenes is an Aristophanic comedy. Editor of Emanations; IA edition of The Scarlet Letter with Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter; the anthology Fantasy Worlds. Co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso. Book on Wittgenstein and literary theory: Critical Synoptics. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Articles on "Herman Melville" and "Michael Butterworth" in A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (which has an article about him). A chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock appears in New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Teaching includes Literature, Philosophy, and post-graduate Medical Research Writing in universities ranging across Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland.
Thought to thank you Sir for that Anscombe linked piece.
Stipulating my peripheral vision was happily guided to the paragraph beginning, Bentham and Mill do not notice the difficulty of the concept “pleasure” which, made the advisory, 'than ... it appears' less so.
You are very welcome, JK. I consider myself very fortunate that each semester I can review Anscombe's paper with my Ethics students. As a point of departure for discussing analytic philosophy, the history of ideas, and the "deep" political meaning of ideas and where we--as citizens, as humans beings--stand in relation to our thinking about our behavior and character, Anscombe's paper is a real treasure. Perhaps it sounds "enthusiastic" for me to say so, but she really drills deep into who and what we are as human beings in respect to our intellectual freedom, and our dignity as creatures capable alike of moral choice and moral error.
Post a Comment