Dante's Deadly Sins is a unique study of the moralphilosophy behind Dante's master work that considers theCommedia as he intended, namely, as a practical guide tomoral betterment. Focusing on Inferno and Purgatorio, Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante's moralassumptions, his treatment of the 7 deadly sins, and how 10 of hismost powerful moral lessons anticipate modern existentialism.
- Analyzes the moral philosophy underpinning one of the greatestworks of world culture
- Summarizes the Inferno and Purgatorio, whileunderscoring their moral implications
- Explains and evaluates Dante's understanding of the'Seven Deadly Sins' and the ultimate role they play asthe basis of human transgression.
- Provides a detailed discussion of the philosophical concepts ofmoral desert and the law of contrapasso, using charactercase studies within Dante's work
- Connects the poem's moral themes to our own contemporarycondition