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Why be good? : a historical introduction to ethics

Author: Duncan Richter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why Be Good is an introduction to ethics whose guiding theme is the question posed by Thasymachus in Plato's iRepublic. Historically organized, the text presents a series of responses to the title question from Plato, Aristotle, thinkers in Christianity, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and several twentieth century philosophers. Duncan Richter explains each philosophers thoughts on ethics, virtue, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richter, Duncan.
Why be good?
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609242617
Online version:
Richter, Duncan.
Why be good?
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609330705
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Richter
ISBN: 9780195325041 0195325044 9780195325058 0195325052
OCLC Number: 129950286
Description: viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Plato --
Aristotle --
Christianity --
Aquinas --
Hobbes --
Hume --
Kant --
Mill --
Nietzsche --
Virtue after Nietzsche.
Responsibility: Duncan Richter.

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Why Be Good is an introduction to ethics whose guiding theme is the question posed by Thasymachus in Plato's Republic. Historically organized, the text presents a series of responses to the title  Read more...
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"This is a wonderful little book."--Robert Hollinger, Iowa State University"The quality of this book, the writing, and its organization are outstanding. Its strengths are the way it organizes ethics Read more...

 
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