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    DescriptionDuty or Pleasure? This was the legendary choice which faced Hercules and which pre-eminent philosopher AC Grayling uses as the starting point of this masterful book. He shows us how much more people can understand about themselves and their world by reflecting on today's moral challenges. Above all, he explores the idea that certain demands and certain pleasures are necessary, not just because of their intrinsic merits but because of what they do for each other. With exceptional clarity and unrivalled prose, Grayling addresses the everyday ethical choices which confront us all.


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    Title
    The Choice of Hercules
    Subtitle
    Pleasure, Duty and the Good Life in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. C. Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753824436
    ISBN 10: 0753824434
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: 170
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 171.2
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BJ1360 .G68 2008
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, QDX
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck Colleage, London and is a Fellow of St Anne's, Oxford. He reviews frequently in the FINANCIAL TIMES and has a regular column in PROSPECT. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
    Review quote
    persuasve and strangely consoling OBSERVER an important, thought-provoking, kind and life-enhancing book... general philosophy at its accessible best TIMES an admirably sensible book, soemtimes stirringly written -- Nicholas Lezard GUARDIAN An enriching and thought-provoking read, it will leave you wondering about what a good and happy life really is. GOOD BOOK GUIDE