History of Ethics

History of Ethics

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ethics is the branch of philosophy that examines the question of what actions are morally right or wrong and why. There has been a very wide range of views on the question among different civilizations and among different philosophers. The epic poems that stand at the beginning of many world literatures, such as the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad and the Icelandic Eddas, portray a set of values that suit the strong leader of a small tribe. Valour and success are the principal qualities of a hero, and are generally not constrained by moral considerations. Revenge and vendetta are appropriate activities for heros. The gods that appear in such epics are not defenders of moral values but are as capricious as forces of nature, and are to be feared and propitiated.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136626942
  • 9786136626949