Tag: Jane Austen

  • Moral Malapropism: Particularism on Craig Ferguson

    Late night television takes on moral particularism: via Peter Levine I’m still trying┬áto get my head around Dancy’s view, so perhaps this post will be more confusing than it ought to be. Here’s the gist from the Stanford Encyclopedia: Moral Particularism, at its most trenchant, is the claim that there are no defensible moral principles,…

  • On Beauty and Being Just Good Enough

    Zadie Smith indicts herself for the failure that characterizes almost all writing: Bad writing does nothing, changes nothing, educates no emotions, rewires no inner circuitry – we close its covers with the same metaphysical confidence in the universality of our own interface as we did when we opened it. But great writing – great writing…