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Ethical Life: The Past and Present of Ethical Cultures

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Ethical Life sets out to act as a guide for those of us who want to better understand ethics. It offers answers to the two simplest and yet most difficult questions facing individuals who have fallen into the perplexities of contemporary life: Why be ethical, and how?

Redner enlightens his readers with a comprehensive survey of the nature of ethics, touching briefly in his introduction on present ethical concerns and then drawing his readers into a deeper examination of the ethical systems and cultures from which those concerns emerge. The author poses the question: To what extent is our global technological civilization conducive or aversive to ethical matters, and how does it compare in this respect to the cultures of the past, both in the West and the East? In this regard, the book is an excellent and thought-provoking introduction to ethics and an engaging resource for new students of ethics and moral theory.

Ethical Life is distinctive in its format and approach, synthesizing in one book both a historical and comparative account of ethical systems and an engaging discussion of contemporary ethical challenges. The book begins with an introduction to the ethics of ancient Israel, Greece, China, India, and Persia before moving on to a diagnosis of contemporary ethical concerns, exploring our social, cultural, and individual responses to them.

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Ethical Life sets out to act as a guide for those of us who want to better understand ethics. It offers answers to the two simplest and yet most difficult questions facing individuals who have fallen into the perplexities of contemporary life: Why be ethical, and how?

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ISBN:
9780742512337
Author:
Redner, Harry
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, MD
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Social ethics
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
v. no. 6
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
349
Dimensions:
8.96x6.00x.79 in. 1.05 lbs.

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