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- DescriptionIn the first half of this book, Hugh S. Chandler updates the theory that rational creatures should be governed by self love and concludes that creatures that operate in this way should sometimes be quite nasty. Nevertheless, such creatures can be just as rational and reasonable as anyone. Ordinary reason or reasonableness do t demand genuine, full-scale, self-sacrificial virtue. In the second half of the book, the author adds a conscience to the creatures described in the earlier chapters. Given both a conscience and self love, he says, we have a basis for genuine morality. Presumably our conscience for the most part tells us what is truly, objectively, irreducibly right and wrong. Chandler argues that this traditional view of morality is still acceptable. The book is intended for use as a text in upper level courses and seminars in ethics, but it is also written for n-students who are interested in the subject.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Hugh S. Chandler is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A graduate of Oberlin College, he received his Doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University. He teaches classes in metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy in literature. This is his first book. Chandler is the author of numerous papers in philosophy, mostly on problems in metaphysics.
- Author(s)Hugh S. Chandler
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/03/2007
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight630 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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