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Gratitude

Author: Terrance C McConnell
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this century, the topic of gratitude has received little more than passing attention from major moral theorists, yet, in earlier periods of Anglo-American moral philosophy, ingratitude was treated as a serious vice. Terrance McConnell provides the first contemporary philosophical exploration of the phenomenon of gratitude. Arguing that it is both an obligation and a moral sentiment, he discusses ways in which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terrance C McConnell
ISBN: 1566390389 9781566390385
OCLC Number: 26210732
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Gratitude Account of Political Obligations. An Implication of the Argument. Objections. Does Gratitude Require Obedience to the Law? --
Ch. VII. Gratitude and Filial Obligations. The Task. The Gift of Life? English's Friendship Account. Criticisms of the Friendship Account. The Gratitude Account. Complications. Pathological Demands.
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