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Reflections on how we live

Author: Annette C Baier
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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The pioneering moral philosopher Annette Baier presents a series of new and recent essays in ethics, broadly conceived to include both engagements with other philosophers and personal meditations on  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annette C Baier
ISBN: 0199694648 9780199694648 9780199570362 0199570361
OCLC Number: 931406895
Notes: Originally published: 2010
Description: IX, 275 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. The rights of past and future generations ; 2. For the sake of future generations ; 3. Discriminate death-dealing: who may kill whom, and how? ; 4. Can philosophers be patriots? ; 5. Why honesty is a hard virtue ; Postscript ; 6. Getting in touch with our own feelings ; 7. How to get to know one's own mind: some simple ways ; 8. The moral perils of intimacy ; 9. Feelings that matter ; 10. Demoralization, trust, and the virtues ; 11. Sympathy and self trust ; 12. Putting hope in its place ; 13. How to lose friends: some simple ways ; 14. Alienating affection ; 15. Faces, and other body parts ; 16. Other minds: jottings towards an intellectual self image
Responsibility: by Annette C. Baier

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