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The moral philosophy of John Steinbeck

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Ethics.,
  • Moral conditions in literature.,
  • Ethics in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-192) and index.

    Statementedited by Stephen K. George.
    ContributionsGeorge, Stephen K., 1965-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T3234 Z755 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 201 p. ;
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3300649M
    ISBN 100810854414
    LC Control Number2004029876


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George. More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy. His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism and the Bible.

Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose Reviews: 3. "The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck provides a range of highly readable essays exploring the philosophy and work of one of America's few Nobel Prize winning authors.

These thirteen essays, written by experts in both philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works."--Jacket. In The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck, the complexity, depth, and breadth of this canonical writer's moral vision are thoroughly examined, enabling readers to better appreciate that rare and special region where philosophy and fiction meet., American scholars of literature and philosophy offer perspectives on what writer Steinbeck "s ( It has been said that "Steinbeck was never interested in moral theory divorced from actual, lived experience" (Hart 16).

This assertion is consistent with the idea that Steinbeck is not engaged in philosophy for philosophy’s sake, but is far more invested in. Moreover, though, I recommend the book to anyone interested in mining the complexities of Steinbeck's moral insights. * Society For The Advancement Of American Philosophy * The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck is a finely edited, well organized discussion of an aspect of Steinbeck's art that has long begged for a comprehensive study.4/5(1).

The year was a time of personal change for John Steinbeck, and he was apprehensive about that change. His personal situation influenced his creation of The Pearl. When Steinbeck wrote his version of the story, he made the young man into the older Kino, a responsible married man with a wife and child to provide for.4/5(32).

More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy.

His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism and the Bible. Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose.

More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy. His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism Price: $ “John Steinbeck’s best and most ambitious novel since The Grapes of Wrath is published today.

It is called East of Eden and is a quarter of a million words long. Clumsy in structure and defaced by excessive melodramatics and much cheap sensationalism though it is, East of Eden is a serious and on the whole successful effort to grapple with Author: Book Marks.

The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck is a finely edited, well organized discussion of an aspect of Steinbeck's art that has long begged for a comprehensive study. The strengths of the book include its stimulated variety of viewpoints, its stellar editing, and its willingness to boldly commend what many critics-myself included-tend to see as Format: Paperback.

What are the social issues found in The Pearl by John Steinbeck. 4 Educator Answers How does the novella's conclusion complete Steinbeck's moral arguments?The Pearl by John Steinbeck. The moral philosophy of John Steinbeck. Publication date Topics Steinbeck, John, -- Ethics, Moral conditions in literature, Ethics in literature Publisher Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to :   The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck is a collection of very interesting essays that bravely encounter Steinbeck's moral philosophizing head-on.

Aside from criticism from reviewers and scholars for occasional moralizing, Steinbeck's work suffered at times in. Thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works. Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major works.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Supplemental links. and the book that follows is the lack of any apology for Steinbeck's overt moral viewpoint- this volume clearly embraces it.

Possibly one of the best definitions of Steinbeck's moral philosophy is offered in the first essay, "John Steinbeck's lower-case utopia: Basic Human Needs, a Duty to Share, and the Good Life," by Patrick K.

Dooley. the universe which Steinbeck calls “acceptance.” (17) Benson’s assertion that Steinbeck depends on the cold logic of scientific fact and study can most clearly be seen in evidence of the role that teleological and non-teleological thinking play in the development of the moral philosophy he posits in East of Eden.

As defined by EdFile Size: KB. Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose characters undergo profound moral growth. Yet to date there has been no sustained examination of either John Steinbeck's personal moral philosophy or the ethical features and content of his major works.

In Of Mice and Men, Crooks's moral philosophy is is an example that backs this up. I'm doing a summer reading and I need an example that backs this up. Thanks. John Steinbeck's lower-case utopia / Patrick K. Dooley -- John Steinbeck and the morality of roles / Joseph Allegretti -- John Steinbeck / John H.

Timmerman -- "I want to make 'em happy" / John J. Han -- The existential vacuum and Ethan Allen Hawley / Barbara A. Heavilin -- Moral experience in Of Mice and Men / Richard E. Hart -- Of death, life.

According to Frederick I. Carpenter in his essay, "The Philosophical Joads," Steinbeck's social thought seems to be shaped by three distinct strands of nineteenth century American philosophy: the Emersonian concept of the Oversoul, the idea of a humanism expressed by the love of all persons and the embracing of mass democracy found in the works of Walt Whitman and Carl.

The philosophy of Pigasus can also be applied to the novels, stories, travelogues and plays that John Steinbeck produced over the course of his forty-year career. Steinbeck's fiction argued that by facing the raw and sometimes ugly truth about human nature, man could move toward a better version of himself.

The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., This collection of essays explores Steinbeck’s interest in moral philosophy and the role of philosophical ideas in Steinbeck’s work, including Of Mice and Men.

Hadella, Charlotte. Of Mice and Men: A Kinship of Powerlessness. New York: Twayne Publishers, Contents Foreword Richard E. Hart vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction Stephen K. George and Luchen Li xi Part I: Steinbeck and Moral Philosophy John Steinbeck's lower-case utopia: Basic Human Needs, a Duty to Share, and the Good Life Patrick K.

Dooley 3 John Steinbeck and the Morality of Roles: Lessons for Business Ethics Joseph Allegretti 21 John Steinbeck: An Ethics. Novels by Steinbeck communicate differently to different eras, and The Winter of Our Discontent is no exception. Among all the books by Steinbeck that I have read, it is arguably the most philosophical and the least critics wrote it off as the weakest of all the mature novels by Steinbeck when it was published, yet Steinbeck quotes Shakespeare in the book’s.

Joseph Allegretti - - In Stephen K. George (ed.), The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck. Scarecrow Press. Scarecrow Press. Of Death, Life, and Virtue in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath.

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (/ ˈ s t aɪ n b ɛ k /; Febru – Decem ) was an American won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western Born: John Ernst Steinbeck Jr., Febru.

Thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works.

Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck.

Stephen K. George taught literature, writing and philosophy at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He was cofounder and coeditor of the academic journal, The Steinbeck Review and Executive Director of The New Steinbeck Society of America.

His books include The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck (Scarecrow, ). Barbara Heavilin is the cofounder of The Steinbeck Manufacturer: Scarecrow Press.

John Steinbeck makes each change in the characters behavior large and direct, allowing for full character development within a few pages.

Structuralist When using the Stucturalist criticism, the analyst approaches the work and compares the patterns that appear in all other types of work. Celebrating the all-too-brief life of a young scholar dedicated to Steinbeck studies, A John Steinbeck Reader: Essays in Honor of Stephen K.

George gathers essays from various vantage points including aesthetic, feminist, ethical, and comparative perspectives. But John Steinbeck, the philosopher, dominates his material and brings it into sharply moral focus. Tremendous in scope—tremendous in depth of penetration—and as different a Steinbeck as the Steinbeck of Burning Bright was from the Steinbeck of The Grapes of is no saga of the underprivileged—no drama of social significance.

Yet to date there has been no sustained examination of either John Steinbeck's personal moral philosophy or the ethical features and content of his major works.

This critical neglect is remedied by a collection of highly readable essays exploring the philosophy and work of one of America's few Nobel Prize winning authors. The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck Edited by Stephen K. George Editorial Board Richard Astro, Patrick K.

Dooley, Richard E. Hart, and Luchen Li SUB Gottingen 7 A The Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Maryland • Toronto • Oxford John Steinbeck was an American novelist who is known for works such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath,' as well as 'Of Mice and Men' and 'East of Eden.'Born:   John Steinbeck uses her Book of Revelation-derived phrase The Grapes of Wrath as the title of his great novel about the suffering of Dust Bowl refugees fleeing to California.

Ordinary Philosophy and its Traveling Philosophy / History of Ideas series is a labor of love and ad-free, supported by patrons and readers like you. Books shelved as moral: Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche, Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings by Thomas Paine, The Vi.

Steinbeck's peculiarly intense simplicity of technique is admirably displayed in this vignette — a simple, tragic tale of Mexican little people, a story retold by the pearl divers of a fishing hamlet until it has the quality of folk legend.

A young couple content with the humble living allowed them by the syndicate which controls the sale of the mediocre pearls ordinarily found. Heavilin, Barbara A., John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: a Reference Guide. – Westport, CT: Greenwood, – Westport, CT: Greenwood, The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck / edited by Stephen K.

George. John Steinbeck deals with several philosophical ideas in 'The Grapes of Wrath', including transcendentalism and the oversoul. This lesson discusses these philosophies, references to .