The article argues that Raimond Gaita's memoir Romulus, My Father is itself marked by the incommensurability ' between a worldly Aristotelian ethic, emphasising mutually recognised virtue, and an otherworldly Socratic ethic for which virtue is not internally connected to recognition ' that Gaita invokes to describe his father's conduct. To this extent the memoir resists its author's attempt to conceptualise it, a resistance connected to its being so haunting.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Meridian: The La Trobe University English Review|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|