Where science has often been used to explore the questions raised by art, this book does the reverse, suggesting that art can address a problem raised by science: the deep challenge to ethics posed by Darwin's discovery that we are intentional ...
beings living in an unintentional world. Using "Hamlet," "Othello," and "Macbeth," among others, Angus Fletcher shows how the physical experience of art can transform Darwin's discouraging theory into a practice-based ethics that establishes pluralism, curiosity, and cooperation as the basis of progressive life.
Number of pages: 208
Date of publication: 15/03/2011
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