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What would Socrates do? : the history of moral thought and ethics

Author: Peter Kreeft; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [United States] : Barnes & Noble Audio, ℗2004.
Series: Portable professor., Philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fourteen lectures addressing the eternal questions that humanity has grappled with since the beginning of time. What is good? What is bad? Why is justice important? Why is it better to be good and just than it is to be bad and unjust? Examines the history of ethical thought from Plato to Jean Paul Sartre.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kreeft; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 0760750122 9780760750124
OCLC Number: 55896990
Notes: Compact discs.
"Lecture content c2004 by Peter Kreeft. p2004 by Recorded Books LLC. this edition 2004 by Barnes & Noble Publishing"--Disc surface.
Originally recorded under the title: Ethics : a history of moral thought.
Description: 7 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (96 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm).
Contents: Course lectures: 1. Being good and everything else: an introduction --
2. Being good and being traditional: why do we call it "ancient wisdom"? --
3. Being good and being wise: can virtue be taught --
4. Being good and being pious: Plato's Euthyphro --
5. Being good and being happy: Plato's Republic --
6. Aristotle's Ethics --
7. Being good and being successful: Aquinas on the meaning of life --
8. Being good and being successful according to Machiavelli: is it either/or? --
9. Being good and being evil: is humanity naturally good? (Hobbes vs. Rousseau) --
10. Being good and being scientific: can morality be a science? (Descartes, Hume, Mill) --
11. Being good and being fair: the ethics of Kant --
12. Being good and being secular: can an atheist be ethical? The ethics of Jean-Paul Sartre --
Lecture 13. Being good in Eastern Ethics --
14. Final questions: Who's to say who's right?
Series Title: Portable professor., Philosophy.
Other Titles: History of moral thought and ethics
Responsibility: taught by Peter Kreeft.

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Fourteen lectures addressing the eternal questions that humanity has grappled with since the beginning of time. What is good? What is bad? Why is justice important? Why is it better to be good and just than it is to be bad and unjust? Examines the history of ethical thought from Plato to Jean Paul Sartre.

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