Jane Austen and Philosophy (Remote)

Sarah Rosenson
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Wednesdays, June 1 - 15
1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

In this three-part interactive online discussion, the first session will focus on Pride and Prejudice, the second on Sense and Sensibility, and the third on Persuasion. What are some of the different types of injustice philosophers identify, particularly those experienced by women? What
would Aristotle say is the correct amount of various virtues, including the virtues of sense and sensibility? Is persuadability a virtue or a vice, and how does this question relate to John Stuart Mill’s thought on freedom of expression? Participants will receive a resource booklet of texts. Alternatively, film adaptations are all available on various streaming sites including the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle Emma Thompson’s film Sense and Sensibility and the BBC film Persuasion, starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds.

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