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Moral disquiet and human life

Author: Monique Canto-Sperber
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: New French thought.
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"Attempting to steer moral philosophy away from abstract theorizing, Moral Disquiet and Human Life argues that moral philosophy should be a practical, rational, and argumentative engagement with reality, and that moral reflection should have direct effects on our lives and the world in which we live. Illustrating her discussion with vivid examples from literature, music, drama, and cur-rent events, the noted French  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Canto-Sperber
ISBN: 9780691127361 0691127360
OCLC Number: 173502683
Description: viii, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. Moral disquiet --
ch. 1. Ethics and the challenge to moral philosophy --
Critique of "ethical ideology" : truth and falsehoods --
Moral philosophy and ethics --
Myths of our time : moral grandstanding and ethical self-indulgence --
Morals and religion : the misconception that atheism is a prerequisite for moral deliberation --
Ethics, meaning, and the sacred : unlikely consolations --
The myth of modernity --
Mauled individualism --
"All books are open in front of me" --
ch. 2. Goals of ethical reflection --
Moral disquiet --
A new morality? Reflections on responsibility --
Law versus morality : the issue of abortion --
Description and dissociation in ethical reflection : the concept of person --
Practical rationality and moral decisions --
The normative character of human acts and practices --
Pluralism and objectivity : the debate on human cloning --
Justification and moral theories --
Ethical reflection and freethinking --
Confusing ethics and democracy --
Ethics without solace. ch. 3. French moral philosophy and its past misfortunes --
A philosophical revival : French moral philosophy in the early 1900s --
The International Congress in Philosophy, August 1900 --
French moral philosophy in the first half of the twentieth-century : a dwindling discipline --
The 1960s : moral philosophy's rebirth in Great Britain, Germany, and the United States --
The 1960s : French moral philosophy, stranded between suspicion and neglect --
What caused these developments? --
The first signs of moral philosophy's revival in the 1980s --
pt. 2. Human life --
ch. 4. The absurd and the meaning of life --
The meaning of life : a meaningless question? --
Philosophers' answer to the existential question --
The impossibility of a final justification --
Immorality and the vanity of human life --
The meaning of life in a naturalistic world --
The existential question and the feeling of absurdity --
Reflecting on human life and confronting the absurd. ch. 5. The invariants of human life --
"Most living" through reflection --
Existential justifications and self-reflection --
The personal perspective --
Events in human life --
The boredom of living forever --
Living life forward and understanding it backward --
ch. 6. The good in human life --
Morals and existential justifications --
Happiness and the subjectivity of human good --
Objective human goods --
Human goods --
Good life and "human flourishing" --
The good in human life : formal good and philosophy --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: New French thought.
Other Titles: Inquiétude morale et la vie humaine.
Responsibility: Monique Canto-Sperber ; translated from French by Silvia Pavel.
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