Classic Literature in a Harsh World

By Javier Martinez.

Published by The International Journal of Literary Humanities

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: October 16, 2014 $US5.00

Individuals need strategies and tools to understand the world. A foundational cornerstone of the educational curriculum has been removed from the Spanish educational system, one that provided a basis for individuals to develop their own strategies and "coping mechanisms." Reading classical literature helps to “re-sensitize” individuals to the harsh world around us.

Keywords: Scientific Knowledge, Historical Knowledge, Moral Insensitivity, Moral Virtue, Forgiveness, Revenge, Educational Curriculum

The International Journal of Literary Humanities, Volume 11, Issue 4, October 2014, pp.39-51. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: October 16, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 644.455KB)).

Javier Martinez

Professor, Campus de Humanidades, Oviedo University, Oviedo, Spain