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Good and evil : an absolute conception

Author: Raimond Gaita
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Raimond Gaita draws moral philosophy away from the academic study of ethics and considers instead how real people actually think, talk and feel about morality. He explores our ideas of good and evil, and their link to our respect for human beings and the'preciousness' of each individual.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raimond Gaita
ISBN: 0415332885 9780415332880 0415332893 9780415332897
OCLC Number: 56463129
Description: xxxvii, 373 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Evil and unconditional respect --
The scope of academic moral philosophy --
Mortal men and rational beings --
Remorse and its lessons --
Evil done and evil suffered --
Naturalism --
Modalities --
Meaning --
Individuality --
'An attitude towards a soul --
Goodness --
Ethical other-worldliness --
The repudiation of morality --
Ethics and politics --
Moral understanding --
Truth --
Fearless thinkers and evil thoughts.
Responsibility: Raimond Gaita.
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