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Metaphysics as a guide to morals

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The decline of religion and ever increasing influence of science pose acute ethical issues for us all. Can we reject the literal truth of the Gospels yet still retain a Christian morality' Can we defend any 'moral values' against the constant encroachments of technology' Indeed, are we in danger of losing most of the qualities which make us truly human' Here, drawing on a novelist's insight into art, literature and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 9781101495797 1101495790
OCLC Number: 883349309
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
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Responsibility: Iris Murdoch.

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The decline of religion and ever increasing influence of science pose acute ethical issues for us all. Can we reject the literal truth of the Gospels yet still retain a Christian morality' Can we defend any 'moral values' against the constant encroachments of technology' Indeed, are we in danger of losing most of the qualities which make us truly human' Here, drawing on a novelist's insight into art, literature and abnormal psychology, Iris Murdoch conducts an ongoing debate with major writers, thinkers and theologians'from Augustine to Wittgenstein, Shakespeare to Sartre, Plato to Derrida'to provide fresh and compelling answers to these crucial questions.

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