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Of Mottos and Morals : Simple Words for Complex Virtues

Author: Mike W Martin
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether in slogans, catchphrases, adages or proverbs, we encounter mottos every day, but we rarely take time to reflect on them. In Of Mottos and Morals: Simple Words for Complex Virtues, Martin explores the possibility that mottos themselves are worthy of serious thought, examining how they contribute to moral guidance and help us grapple with complexity.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike W Martin
ISBN: 1442221305 9781442221307
OCLC Number: 1105522222
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 169 p.)
Contents: I: Coping; 1 Introduction; 2 Tools in Coping; II: Character; 3 Identity and Character; 4 Self-Help, Mutual-Aid; 5 Pursuing Happiness; III: Community; 6 Leading, Creating, Writing; 7 Mottos in the Marketplace; 8 Campaigns and Causes; IV: Credo; 9 Ethical Theories; 10 Spirituality; 11 Golden Rule Pragmatism; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Mike W. Martin.

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