Moral Clarity

Moral Clarity

A Guide for Grown-up Idealists

Book - 2008
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Houghton
An inspiring and jargon-free look at how morals guide and inform our lives
Moral philosopher Susan Neiman makes the tools of her trade relevant to real life inMoral Clarity, steering us clear of political dogma to offer instead a framework for forming clear opinions and taking responsible action on today’s urgent political and social questions. Neiman reaches back to the classic virtues—happiness, reason, reverence, and hope—that were held high by every Enlightenment thinker and draws on literature, evolutionary theory, and contemporary research to show that the pursuit of moral clarity is open to all who are committed to these ideals, believers and nonbelievers alike.


Baker & Taylor
Provides a framework for moral clarity to tackle today's social and political questions, drawing on key Enlightenment virtues--happiness, reason, reverence, and hope--as well as on literature and other contemporary disciplines.

Harcourt Publishing
Susan Neiman is a moral philosopher committed to making the tools of her trade relevant to real life. In Moral Clarity, she shows how resurrecting a moral vocabulary—good and evil, heroism and nobility—can steer us clear of the dogmas of the right and the helpless pragmatism of the left. In search of a framework for forming clear opinions and taking responsible action on today’s urgent political and social questions, Neiman reaches back to the eighteenth century, retrieving a set of virtues—happiness, reason, reverence, and hope—that were held high by every Enlightenment thinker. She shows that the pursuit of moral clarity is not a matter of religious faith but is open to all who are committed to these ideals, believers and nonbelievers alike. And she draws on literature, evolutionarytheory, and other contemporary research to show why, by keeping before us the distinction between the real and the possible, these ideals continue to guide and inspire.


Baker
& Taylor

A philosopher offers a definitive framework to be used for forming clear opinions and taking responsible action in terms of today's urgent social and political questions, drawing on key Enlightenment virtues--happiness, reason, reverence, and hope--as well as on literature, evolutionary theory, and other contemporary fields to provide a foundation for moral clarity in one's life.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151011971
Characteristics: 467 p. ; 24 cm

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