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

Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Melville House paperback printingView 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: 1612194834 9781612194837
OCLC Number: 903284513
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: First Melville House paperback printing: August 2015.
Description: 390 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Kenan Malik.

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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 from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. At a time of great social turbulence and moral uncertainty, there will be few histories more important than this.

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