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EAN-139780195168730   EAN-13 barcode 9780195168730
Product NameWhatever Happened To Good And Evil?
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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Width0.5 inches    (convert)
Height5.5 inches    (convert)
Length8.6 inches    (convert)
Weight6.88 ounces    (convert)
AuthorRuss Shafer-Landau
Page Count160
BindingPaperback
Published10/02/2003
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionSince September 11, 2001, many people in the United States have been more inclined to use the language of good and evil, and to be more comfortable with the idea that certain moral standards are objective (true independently of what anyone happens to think of them). Some people, especially those who are not religious, are not sure how to substantiate this view. Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? provides a basis for exploring these doubts and ultimately defends the objectivity of ethics. Engaging and accessible, it is the first introduction to meta-ethics written especially for students and general readers with no philosophical background. Focusing on the issues at the foundation of morality, it poses such questions as: How can we know what is right and wrong? Does ethical objectivity require God? Why should I be moral? Where do moral standards come from? What is a moral value, and how can it exist in a scientific world? Do cultural diversity and persistent moral disagreement support moral skepticism? Writing in a clear and lively style and employing many examples to illustrate theoretical arguments, Russ Shafer-Landau identifies the many weaknesses in contemporary moral skepticism and devotes considerable attention to presenting, and critiquing, the most difficult objections to his view. Also included in the book are a helpful summary of all the major arguments covered, as well as a glossary of key philosophical terms. Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? is ideal for a variety of philosophy courses and compelling reading for anyone interested in ethics.
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