The Good, the Bad and the Moral Dilemma

The Good, the Bad and the Moral Dilemma

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Explores how our day to day dilemmas may fit into the wider context of the big moral issues. Drawing on a range of thinkers from the past, the book explores the way such practical questions of behaviour have been approached in past centuries. This provides the modern reader with a framework of reference to get their bearings and begin to develop a personal response to the task of 'doing the right thing'. The book covers questions such as What is fairness?, Should I always tell the truth?, What are the moralities of war?, What are my ecological responsibilities to the planet? and Is the good bound to win in the end?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745952682
  • 9780745952680
  • 996,777

About G. R. Evans

G.R. Evans lectures in history in the University of Cambridge. Her books include works on Anselm, Augustine, Gregory the Great and Bernard of Clairvaux.show more

Table of contents

Contents Part 1 An Inner Life Chapter 1: Ways of Living Chapter 2: Ways of Behaving Chapter 3: Personal Responsibility Part II Self and Society Chapter 4: Other People Chapter 5: A Tangle of Ties Chapter 6: Self-sufficiency and Co-operation Part III Some Big Questions Chapter 7: Practical Moral Decisions Chapter 8: Attitudes and Expectations Part IV Two Great Underlying Issues Chapter 9: The Problem of Evil Chapter 10: Freedom of Choiceshow more

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