Causal Explanation in Hemingway and Honderich
Comparison study of the moral philosophy underlying the memoirs of Hemingway and Ted Honderich. Focusing on Hemingway’s causal explanation for his adultery in A Moveable Feast and A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition, Martin argues that both versions rely on a luck-based morality that resides outside of individual control yet enables the individual to change the perspective of their circumstances. Concludes that Honderich rejects Hemingway’s emphasis on luck in favor of a more deterministic view in his Philosopher: A Kind of Life (2000). Briefly discusses morality based on personal value found in De Waal’s memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010).
Memoir Ethics: Good Lives and the Virtues