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Firm as a rock in her own principles (but not necessarily a Kantian)
Social theory and practice (2007)
  • Robert Louden, University of Southern Maine

The article argues that given the documented interest of German philosopher Immanuel Kant's interest in English novels, it is possible that Kant would have welcomed author Jane Austen's novel "Mansfield Park" as a valuable source of insight into human nature. It examines whether courage, as understood by Kant, is an aspect of humility, and whether Fanny Price, the novel's heroine, is a courageously humble person in the Kantian sense, particularly, whether or not Fanny is a morally virtuous person according to Kant's ethics.

  • Mansfield Park,
  • Jane Austen,
  • humility,
  • courage
Publication Date
October, 2007
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Citation Information
Robert Louden. "Firm as a rock in her own principles (but not necessarily a Kantian)" Social theory and practice Vol. 33 Iss. 4 (2007)
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