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The Resource Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Joyce Kerr Tarpley, (electronic resource)

Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Joyce Kerr Tarpley, (electronic resource)

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Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
Title
Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Kerr Tarpley
Title variation
Constancy and the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What grounds our ethical choices in a modern world of competing versions of virtue and conflicting ideas of law? Constancy, Jane Austen's cardinal virtue, provides a foundation for making such choices. Constancy and the Ethics of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" offers a rigorous philosophical examination of the novel, the first book-length, close reading to do so." "Joyce Kerr Tarpley begins with an introduction that provides a background for reading Austen's ethics, noting her genius for synthesis, in particular her synthesis of ethical contexts. The book brings together classical thinkers (Plato and Aristotle) with Christian (Augustine, Aquinas, and Dante), and modern (Shaftesbury, Locke, and Adam Smith). While acknowledging these influences, Tarpley argues that constancy relies primarily on a Christian philosophical framework. She defines constancy and delineates its role in guiding ethical thinking." "Relying on textual evidence from the novel and focusing on Austen's heroine, Fanny Price, the first half of the book contrasts the Christian liberal education that fosters the development and practice of constancy with its secular utilitarian counterpart, which impedes its development and practice. The second half considers the two most important subjects for Christian liberal learning, beauty and truth. Tarpley delineates the dual role of constancy--moral and intellectual--to guide the heart's pursuit of beauty and the mind's pursuit of truth. Her argument contributes to the ongoing debate on the philosophy of literature, religion, ethics, and emotion."--Jacket
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Tarpley, Joyce Kerr
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Constancy in literature
  • Ethics in literature
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Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Joyce Kerr Tarpley, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-269) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reading Austen's ethics -- Constancy: a definition -- Constancy and education -- Constancy, education, and leisure: an interlude -- The practice of constancy -- Constancy, love, and beauty -- Constancy, nature, and beauty -- Constancy and the pursuit of truth -- Constancy, narrative style, and truth -- Reading Austen's ends
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ocn719387809
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813218977
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719387809
Label
Constancy & the ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Joyce Kerr Tarpley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-269) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reading Austen's ethics -- Constancy: a definition -- Constancy and education -- Constancy, education, and leisure: an interlude -- The practice of constancy -- Constancy, love, and beauty -- Constancy, nature, and beauty -- Constancy and the pursuit of truth -- Constancy, narrative style, and truth -- Reading Austen's ends
Control code
ocn719387809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813218977
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719387809

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