The Resource Being good : an introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn

Being good : an introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn

Label
Being good : an introduction to ethics
Title
Being good
Title remainder
an introduction to ethics
Statement of responsibility
Simon Blackburn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Think, structures this short introduction around these and other threats to ethics. Confronting seven different objections to our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures, he charts a course through the philosophical quicksands that often engulf us. Then, turning to problems of life and death, he shows how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. Finally he offers a critical tour of the ways the philosophical tradition has tried to provide foundations for ethics, from Plato and Aristotle through to contemporary debates
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
170
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.B535 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Being good : an introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-159) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seven threats to ethics: Death of God -- Relativism -- Egoism -- Evolutionary theory -- Determinism and futility -- Unreasonable demands -- False consciousness -- Some ethical ideas: Birth -- Death -- Desire and the meaning of life -- Pleasure -- Greatest happiness of the greatest number -- Freedom from the bad -- Freedom and paternalism -- Rights and natural rights -- Foundations: Reasons and foundations -- Being good and living well -- Categorical imperative -- Contracts and discourse -- Common point of view -- Confidence restored -- Appendix: United Nations' universal declaration of human rights
Control code
ocn779178862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191585876
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3615698x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779178862
  • acaebk0191585874
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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