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A Short History of Ethics; A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century

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Synopsis:

"A Short History of Ethics" is an introduction to the subject, presenting in concise form, and in clear, readable prose, an insightful history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.

Synopsis:

Widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, this important text presents in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.

Synopsis:

What is right ? What is wrong ? How do we decide ? To a remarkable extent, our decision-making is determined by the origins of the ethical ideas that we employ and the history of their development. A Short History of Ethics is widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, presenting in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times. In clear and readable prose, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the finest living philosophers, leads the reader towards a greater understanding of what lies behind our ethical decisions.

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ISBN:
9780415287494
Author:
MACINTYRE, ALISTAIR (RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME,
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Macintyre Alasd
Author:
Macintyre, Alasd
Location:
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Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
REVISED ED
Series:
ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS S.
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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"Synopsis" by , "A Short History of Ethics" is an introduction to the subject, presenting in concise form, and in clear, readable prose, an insightful history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.
"Synopsis" by , Widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, this important text presents in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.
"Synopsis" by , What is right ? What is wrong ? How do we decide ? To a remarkable extent, our decision-making is determined by the origins of the ethical ideas that we employ and the history of their development. A Short History of Ethics is widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, presenting in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times. In clear and readable prose, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the finest living philosophers, leads the reader towards a greater understanding of what lies behind our ethical decisions.
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