New PDF release: Dante's Deadly Sins: Moral Philosophy in Hell

By Raymond Angelo Belliotti

ISBN-10: 047067105X

ISBN-13: 9780470671054

ISBN-10: 1118112431

ISBN-13: 9781118112434

Dante’s lethal Sins is a special learn of the ethical philosophy in the back of Dante’s grasp paintings that considers the Commedia as he meant, particularly, as a pragmatic consultant to ethical betterment. concentrating on Inferno and Purgatorio, Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante’s ethical assumptions, his therapy of the 7 lethal sins, and the way 10 of his strongest ethical classes count on glossy existentialism.

  • Analyzes the ethical philosophy underpinning one of many maximum works of worldwide tradition
  • Summarizes the Inferno and Purgatorio, whereas underscoring their ethical implications
  • Explains and evaluates Dante’s knowing of the ‘Seven lethal Sins’ and the final word position they play because the foundation of human transgression.
  • Provides an in depth dialogue of the philosophical strategies of ethical wilderness and the legislations of contrapasso, utilizing personality case reports inside Dante’s paintings
  • Connects the poem’s ethical subject matters to our personal modern situation

Content:
Chapter 1 Inferno (pages 19–47):
Chapter 2 Purgatorio (pages 48–72):
Chapter three The proposal of barren region and the legislation of Contrapasso (pages 73–103):
Chapter four Paradoxes and Puzzles Virgil and Cato (pages 104–123):
Chapter five The Seven lethal Sins (pages 124–148):
Chapter 6 Dante's Existential ethical classes (pages 149–184):

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Those who harmed others violently are boiled eternally in a river of blood. The Minotaur, half-man, half-bull, a symbol of blind rage and irrational might, guards the entry to this circle. Thousands of centaurs shoot arrows at any shades that try to rise above their designated level in the boiling river. The more harm sinners cause in life – to other people and their possessions – the deeper they are submerged into the blood. Tyrants such as Alexander the Great, Dionysius of Syracuse, Attila the Hun, Ezzelino III da Romano, King Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Sextus, son of Pompey the Great, are immersed up to their eyebrows.

The pilgrim wryly responds that the Guelfs made a comeback, but Farinata cannot do the same. Farinata exudes several unpleasant dispositions and beliefs: he is an Epicurean (and thus he denied the immortality of the soul, at least while he was on earth), and he is arrogant and cruel. But he also loves his native city as deeply and sincerely as the pilgrim does. Unfortunately Farinata’s soul was too meager to admit God. Farinata glistens with patriotism and political passion; but he rejects higher, supernatural matters.

Those who harmed others violently are boiled eternally in a river of blood. The Minotaur, half-man, half-bull, a symbol of blind rage and irrational might, guards the entry to this circle. Thousands of centaurs shoot arrows at any shades that try to rise above their designated level in the boiling river. The more harm sinners cause in life – to other people and their possessions – the deeper they are submerged into the blood. Tyrants such as Alexander the Great, Dionysius of Syracuse, Attila the Hun, Ezzelino III da Romano, King Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Sextus, son of Pompey the Great, are immersed up to their eyebrows.

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