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The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik

Label
The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics
Title
The quest for a moral compass
Title remainder
a global history of ethics
Statement of responsibility
Kenan Malik
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, This book confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. At a time of great social turbulence and moral uncertainty, there will be few histories more important than this
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malik, Kenan
Dewey number
170.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ71
LC item number
.M34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ethics
Label
The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Nirvana
  • 6.
  • The view from the mountains
  • 7.
  • Faith and power
  • 8.
  • Reason and Revelation
  • 9.
  • The human challenge
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The revolutionary spirit and the reactionary soul
  • 11.
  • The human triumph
  • 12.
  • Passion, duty and consequence
  • 13.
  • The challenge of history
  • 14.
  • The death of God, the end of morality
  • On the capriciousness of gods and the tragedy of Man
  • 15.
  • The anguish of freedom
  • 16.
  • The ethics of liberation
  • 17.
  • The unravelling of morality
  • 18.
  • The search for ethical concrete
  • 19.
  • Confucianism, communism and the clash of civilizations
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Fall of Man
  • Gods of reason
  • 3.
  • On human flourishing
  • 4.
  • Heaven and hell
Control code
ocn869904750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9781612194035
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a465959
  • (OCoLC)869904750
Label
The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Nirvana
  • 6.
  • The view from the mountains
  • 7.
  • Faith and power
  • 8.
  • Reason and Revelation
  • 9.
  • The human challenge
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The revolutionary spirit and the reactionary soul
  • 11.
  • The human triumph
  • 12.
  • Passion, duty and consequence
  • 13.
  • The challenge of history
  • 14.
  • The death of God, the end of morality
  • On the capriciousness of gods and the tragedy of Man
  • 15.
  • The anguish of freedom
  • 16.
  • The ethics of liberation
  • 17.
  • The unravelling of morality
  • 18.
  • The search for ethical concrete
  • 19.
  • Confucianism, communism and the clash of civilizations
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Fall of Man
  • Gods of reason
  • 3.
  • On human flourishing
  • 4.
  • Heaven and hell
Control code
ocn869904750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9781612194035
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a465959
  • (OCoLC)869904750

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