Thursday, April 10, 2014

Austen, Aristotle, and Aquinas

There's some interesting discussion of Jane Austen's Aristotelianism by Brother Aquinas Beale at the Dominicana blog. Austen's Aristotelian ethics is interesting, because while it's not possible to rule out absolutely some direct line of influence (or perhaps lots of indirect lines of influence), her ethics overall seems to be Aristotelian not because she was following Aristotle in any way but because she was independently converging on the same ideas as Aristotle.

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