Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback, Blackburn Simon)

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Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  (English, Paperback, Blackburn Simon)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Genre: Philosophy
    • ISBN: 9780192804426, 9780192804426
    • Edition: 2003
    • Pages: 152
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    Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this clear introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

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    • Written by Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Think
    • Short, lively, humorous, and accessible
    • Unique combination of depth, rigor and sparkling prose
    • Ethics is the area of philosophy which touches most on everyday life - its central theme is how we ought to live
    • Discusses topics such as birth, death, desire,and the meaning of life
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    • Oxford University Press
    Publication Year
    • 2003
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    • 9 mm
    Height
    • 178 mm
    Length
    • 113 mm
    Depth
    • 0.23 inch
    Weight
    • 121 gr
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    A thorough and an effortless read

    'Ethics' starts with the pitfalls of ethics and warns readers what Ethics is not and how important debates on ethical subjects are hindered due to some pitfalls of holy sanctity, relativism, egoism, determinism and many others. He rightly considers these reasons as threats to ethics which needs to be debated. In a debate, we say things like, "You might have a different opinion. This is my opinion. Period". This threat to ethics is termed as relativism and he discusses how this threat of allow...
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