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How to be Good: Or How to be Moral and Virtuous in a Wicked World

How to be Good: Or How to be Moral and Virtuous in a Wicked World (Paperback)

By Cox, Gary

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What is goodness? Is goodness achievable, and if so, how? If being a good person is a matter of doing the right thing, then what is the right thing to do? Is it acting rationally, promoting happiness, exercising moderation in all things or respecting the freedom of others, or is ...it somehow a concoction of all these abilities, wisely adjusted to suit circumstances? In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good person and a paragon of virtue. Part easygoing exploration of the age-old subject of moral philosophy, part personal development and improvement manual, How to be Good carefully leads the reader on a fascinating journey through the often strange and surprising world of ethics. This book covers issues from abortion to animal rights and delves into the meaning, achievability and reality of goodness through an examination of the work of major philosophical thinkers such as Aristotle, Ayer, Bentham, Gautama Buddha, Hare, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Moore, Plato, Sartre, Singer, Thomson and Warnock.
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ISBN 9781350154599
Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781350154599
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Released 16 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cox, Gary
Category Philosophy
Western philosophy
Phenomenology & Existentialism
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 170
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ethics, Conduct of life
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly