Locating Values in Literature: Goodness, Beauty, and Truth discusses the relevance of literature in the current educational process, stating that regardless of the level of study, literature provides students with the necessary skills to address real-world situations. Corina-Mihaela Beleaua posits that a curriculum that includes literature has a multitude of benefits for the mental and ethical development of students, defending the relevance of the three ancient values of goodness, beauty, and truth. Beleaua argues that literature is a significant tool for endorsing these transcendentals and actualizing their positive potentials as humanistic and moral values, acting as a symbolic manifestation of moral values that will impact readers outside of the scope of the literature itself. Scholars of literature, philosophy, and education will find this book particularly useful.
Corina-Mihaela Beleaua holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Georgia.
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Literature the Third Element
Chapter 2: Literature as a Source of Goodness
Chapter 3: Literature as a Source of Beauty
Chapter 4: Literature as a Source of Truth
Chapter 5: The Problem of Evil in Literature
Chapter 6: Education for the Self and the Other
About the Author