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Life's Hardest Questions: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Life's Hardest Questions: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Author: Frederik Kaufman
ISBN 13: 9780072901085
ISBN 10: 7290108
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2009-03-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $142.77

This moral philosophy text with readings embraces Socrates' observation that ethics is "no small matter, but how we ought to live." How ought we to live? This hard question captures the full range of moral inquiry from traditional moral theory to contemporary moral issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, and war. But there is much more to moral philosophy: How should we be as people? When should we forgive? Are we capable of morality? What about non-western ethics? And most distressing of all, why be moral in the first place? These and other challenging questions show the profundity and inescapable importance of moral philosophy for a life worth living. Life's Hardest Questions combines lively and informative introductory discussions with classic and contemporary writings in moral philosophy.