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The Basis of Morality (Dover Philosophical Classics)

The Basis of Morality (Dover Philosophical Classics)
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
ISBN 13: 9780486446530
ISBN 10: 486446530
Edition: 2
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2005-09-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $8.95

Persuasive and humane, this classic offers Schopenhauer's fullest examination of ethical themes. A defiance of Kant's ethics of duty, it proclaims compassion as the basis of morality and outlines a perspective on ethics in which passion and desire correspond to different moral characters, behaviors, and worldviews.