Book Title Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together
Author Obiora Ike, Andrea Grieder, Ignace Haaz
Publisher Globethics.net
Year of Publication 2018
Language English
ISBN 9783313886
9782889312436
No. of Pages 262
About this book

This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry.

It should gather a favourable reception from philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and allows for a comparison of the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions.

The first part of this book presents original poems that express ethical emotions and aphorism related to a philosophical questioning of the grounding of our values for life. The poems are written by twelve authors coming from four continents, for whom poetic emotions are sources of artistic inspiration and that can be used for conflict resolution.

In the second part, which features short essays, nine authors tackle how poems, symbolic representations, metaphorical narratives and lies impact the space of possibilities, in which we are moved to action, knowledge formation, and how we imagine the world together.

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