Abstract

This essay considers the role of feeling and affect in theories of the sympathetic imagination through readings of Martha Nussbaum, Geoffrey Hartman, and J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. I explore how the sympathetic imagination is irreducibly contaminated by unstable affective states that threaten its viability as a humanist ethic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 1-19
Launched on MUSE
2013-12-12
Open Access
No
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