Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics (PDF)

  • Paperback
  • 176
  • Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics
  • Simon Blackburn
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 9780192853776

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Download Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics characters ✓ 104 Re the timeless relevance of our voice of conscience the pitfalls of complacency and our concerns about truth knowledge and human progress Blackburn's rare combination of depth rigor and sparkling prose along with his distinguished ranking among contemporary philosophers mark Being Good as an important statement on our current disenchantment with ethics It challenges us to take a thoughtful reading of our ethical climate and to ponder carefully our own standards of behavior. In my opinion the author did a good job of presenting important ethical discussions mainly western However than being an overview and a summary the author presents his own views as the correct ones One could say that s how it should be But usually with introductory books I prefer to have the discussions without the author telling us who is right

Download Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics

Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics

Download Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics characters ✓ 104 Writing with wit and elegance Simon Blackburn tackles the basic uestions of ethics in this lively book highlighting the complications and troubling issues that spring from the very simple uestion of how we ought to live Blackburn dissects the many common reasons for why we are skeptical about ethics Drawing on examples from history politics religion and everyday personal experience he shows how cynicism and self consciousness can paralyze us into considering ethics a hopele. Slowly working my way through the Very Short Introduction series This has been the worst of the lot till now in fact the series had been pretty good until this one Blackburn seems to be unaware that the standards had been set a tad higher in this series and chooses to ramble on about just societies etc instead of focusing on a compact introduction with enough fresh thoughts to send the reader packing on his way to denser pastures That is what the authors I have read in the series until now had done In any case I will continue working through the VSIs They usually tend to be good

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Download Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics characters ✓ 104 Ss pursuit He assures us that ethics is neither futile nor irrelevant but an intimate part of the most important issues of living of birth death happiness desire freedom pleasure and justice Indeed from moral dilemmas about abortion and euthanasia to our obsession with personal rights to our longing for a sense of meaning in life our everyday struggles are rife with ethical issues Blackburn distills the arguments of Hume Kant and Aristotle down to their essences to undersco. After reading Think A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by the same author I expected this one to be a great source of insightful and thought provoking ideas It did provide some interesting background on moral philosophy However I feel this book didn t uite live up to my expectations Maybe because I enjoyed his other book Think so much I thought I d share some miscellaneous thoughts on some points raised in the book Sorry for the heavy use of uotes They should provide the potential reader a taste of the scope of the bookFrom the very beginning Simon Blackburn admits moral philosophy may not always have any immediate real world conseuences He illustrates the point by stating in the introduction A single photograph may have done to halt the Vietnam War than all the writings of moral philosophers of the time put together An interesting idea I came across in the first part of the book was a