Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Matousek

Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: May 2011
ISBN: 9780385532600
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$9.99
Our price:
$7.99

You save: $2.00 (20%)

Since the days of the first primitive tribes, we have tried to determine why one man is good and another evil. Mark Matousek arrives at the answer in Ethical Wisdom.

Contrary to what we've been taught in our reason-obsessed culture, emotions are the bedrock of ethical life; without them, human beings cannot be empathic, moral, or good.

But how do we make the judgment call between self-interest and caring for others? What does being good really mean? Which parts of morality are biological, which ethical? When should instinct be trusted and when does it lead us into trouble? How can we know ourselves to be good amidst the hypocrisy, fears, and sabotaging appetites that pervade our two-sided natures?

Drawing on the latest scientific research and interviews with social scientists, spiritual leaders, ex-cons, altruists, and philosophers, Matousek examines morality from a scientific, sociological, and anthropological standpoint. Each chapter features a series of questions, readings, interviews, parables, and anecdotes that zoom in on a particular niche of moral inquiry, making this book both utilitarian and fun.

Ethical Wisdom is an insightful and important book for readers crisscrossing their own murky moral terrain.




From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Ethical Wisdom ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1903 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Mark Matousek
Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Matousek
Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera
Mark Matousek
Spiegel & Grau, November 2017
ISBN: 9780812997255
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
Ethical Wisdom for Friends: How to Navigate Life's Most Complicated, Curious, and Common Relationship Dilemmas ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Matousek
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99
When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Matousek
When You're Falling, Dive
Mark Matousek
Bloomsbury USA, January 2011
ISBN: 9781596913707
Format: ePub
List Price: $11.99 Our price: $9.99
The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search for His Lost Father ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Matousek
The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search for his Lost Father
Mark Matousek
Riverhead, February 2001
ISBN: 9781573228527
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $5.99