Lessons in Business Ethics from Becky Sharp
1. Auflage 2018,
187 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 163 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 442 g
Reihe: Issues in Business Ethics
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Slegers Adam Smith's Moral Sentiments in Vanity Fair
This book brings Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments into conversation with William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair to offer an analysis of vanity and the objects (proper and otherwise) to which it may be directed. Leading the way through the literary case study presented here is Becky Sharp, the ambitious and cunning protagonist of Thackeray’s novel. Becky is joined by a number of other 19th Century literary heroines – drawn from the novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot – whose feminine (and feminist) perspectives complement Smith’s astute observations and complicate his account of vanity. The fictional characters featured in this volume enrich and deepen our understanding of Smith’s work and disclose parts of our own experience in a fresh way, revealing the dark and at times ridiculous aspects of life in Vanity Fair, today as in the past.
Weitere Infos & Material
Introduction.- A profile of Becky Sharp.- Chapter 1 - To be quiet and very much interested.- Chapter 2 - Educating the martial spirit.- Chapter 3 - Ambition, the poor man's son, and the poor man's daughter.- Chapter 4 - The self-estimation and self-command of a mighty conqueror.- Chapter 5 - Partial and impartial spectators in Vanity Fair.- Chapter 6 - An industrious knave becomes respectable.- Conclusion.