Goodness: Altruism and the Literary Imagination

2012 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality

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The annual Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality was presented on December 6 by Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, Princeton University, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a talk titled "Goodness: Altruism and the Literary Imagination," she explored how authors illuminate concepts of good and evil. She also examined the treatment of goodness in her own novels.

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