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Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy

Author: Jan Sokół
Publisher: Prague, Czech Republic : Karolinum Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First English editionView all editions and formats
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General complaints about moral decay, however frequent and even justified they may be, are of little use. This book does not complain; it acts. Jan Sokol's Ethics, Life and Institutions applies our ever improving knowledge in various fields to questions of morality in an effort to enhance our ability to discern different moral phenomena and to discuss them more precisely. With few exceptions, moral philosophy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sokol, Jan.
Ethics, Life and Institutions. an Attempt at Practical Philosophy.
Prague : Karolinum Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sokół
ISBN: 9788024634302 8024634309
OCLC Number: 1048255341
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Practical Philosophy --
From Words to Terms --
Main Ideas of Practical Philosophy --
The Ethics of Heritage --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Etika, život, instituce.
Responsibility: Jan Sokol.

Abstract:

General complaints about moral decay, however frequent and even justified they may be, are of little use. This book does not complain; it acts. Jan Sokol's Ethics, Life and Institutions applies our ever improving knowledge in various fields to questions of morality in an effort to enhance our ability to discern different moral phenomena and to discuss them more precisely. With few exceptions, moral philosophy considers the acting person to be an autonomous, independent individual pursuing his or her own happiness. But in the context of social institutions - for example, in workplaces - it is often an organization's goals, not an individual's, that take precedence. In complex networks of organizations, morals take a different shape. Divided into three parts, this book begins by exploring basic notions such as freedom, life, responsibility, and justice, and their relationship to practical philosophy; looks to the main schools of Western thought in the search for a common moral foundation; and reintroduces the forgotten idea of biological and cultural heritage - an idea that could prove fundamental in addressing our responsibility not only to human lives, but also to the natural world. In a closing analysis, Sokol brings all of these moral concepts to bear on problems connected to the growing complexity of institutions, offering hope for a practical philosophy for the modern world. -- Provided by publisher.

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