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The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics

Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, this book confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenan Malik
ISBN: 1612194036 9781612194035 1848874790 9781848874794 1848874812 9781848874817
OCLC Number: 869904750
Description: x, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. On the capriciousness of gods and the tragedy of man --
2. Gods of reason --
3. On human flourishing --
4. Heaven and hell --
5. Nirvana --
6. The view from the mountains --
7. Faith and power --
8. Reason and revelation --
9. The human challenge --
10. The revolutionary spirit and the reactionary soul --
11. The human triumph --
12. Passion, duty and consequence --
13. The challenge of history --
14. The death of God, the end of morality --
15. The anguish of freedom --
16. The ethics of liberation --
17. The unravelling of morality --
18. The search for ethical concrete --
19. Confucianism, communism and the clash of civilizations --
20. The fall of man.
Responsibility: Kenan Malik.

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