The Affinity of Politics and Literature: The Moral Imagination in the Public Square (Video)

The Affinity of Politics and Literature: The Moral Imagination in the Public Square -- David M. Whalen

Aristotle once observed that rational argumentation often serves little purpose if one's imagination has not been well-formed.  David M. Whalen talks about the importance of literature in forming the moral imagination, arguing that 'if Western Civilisation is in some kind of spiritual, moral, intellectual and cultural distress and decline', then it is only in the last analysis through the forming of the moral imagination, rather than the use of the order of law, that a true reanimation of the culture can come.

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