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Philosophical Approach

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LeRoy Lipman

on 12 September 2013

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Transcript of Philosophical Approach

also referred to as "Moralistic"
content and values
whether works are true and significant
from a moral stand point
lesson or message
view of the world
engage with and examine ideas
more in depth way of viewing material
think through the topics more
What view of life does this story present? Which character best portrays this viewpoint?
What is the author's conception of good vs. evil?
What does the literature say about human nature?
What moral does this story teach?
Mcclain, J. Moral/ Intellectual Critical Approach. West Georgia University. http://www.westga.edu/~jmcclain/Literary%20Theory/moralintellectual_critical_appr.htm
" Critical Approaches: Keys to Interpretation." ED Baltimore County Schools. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia's Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Sixth Edition, New York: Harper Collins, 1995, pages 1790-1818.
Mariana, J. How to Read Philosophy. Morgan State University. https://www.msu.edu/~marianaj/HowToRead.htm
Philosophical Approach
By: Julia Levine, Maya Mordecai, Tim Olivella, and Skippy Lipman
different people take away different lessons
author's view might differ from the reader's
might not actually be a lesson present in the literature
The Lion King
To Kill A Mockingbird
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