Paolo & Francesca

Among the most common keyword searches that lead visitors to this website are “Paolo” and “Francesca.” I don’t blog about those two doomed lovers from Canto V of Dante’s Inferno, but I am (slowly) writing a book about them. It’s an odd book (which may prove very hard to publish), because it combines rather detailed readings of the Inferno and various modern versions of Francesca da Rimini’s story with a lot of analytical philosophy to build an argument for a certain way of thinking about morality. I’ve recently rewritten the Introduction to match the evolving content of the book.

2 thoughts on “Paolo & Francesca

  1. Hellmut Lotz

    So, what is the certain way of thinking about morality? I am really curious to here about the “content” of the morality and then to find out how you got there.

  2. Peter Levine


    You deserve a better answer than this (one that doesn’t require you to follow links). However, I’m still having trouble coming up with a short formulation of my position. Therefore, I have to respond by directing you to the intro to my book or by saying the following: I’m a “particularist,” and I think that position implies a “humanistic” approach to philosophy.

    — Peter

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