Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom free pdf Modernity has challenged the ancient ideal of a universal quest for wisdom, and today's world of conflicting cultures and values has raised further doubts regarding the possibility of objective ethical standards. Robert Kane refocuses the debate on the philosophical quest for wisdom, and argues that ethical principles about right action and the good life can be seen to emerge from that very quest itself. This book contends that the search for wisdom involves a persistent striving to overcome narrowness of vision that comes from the inevitable limitations of finite points of view. When applied to questions of value and the good life, this striving has ethical implications about the way we should treat ourselves and others. This study argues for the merits of this central thesis against alternative theories in contemporary normative ethics, and discusses its practical applications for social ethics, political philosophy, law and moral education.

About Robert Kane

Robert Kane is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of seven books including Through the Moral Maze (1994), The Significance of Free Will (1996) and A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005), as well as over sixty articles.

Details Book

Author : Robert Kane
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Data Published : 07 September 2010
ISBN : 0511762917
EAN : 9780511762918
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom free pdfEthics and the Quest for Wisdom

    Modernity has challenged the ancient ideal of a universal quest for wisdom. and today's world of conflicting cultures and values has raised further doubts regarding the possibility of objective ethical standards..


  • A Companion to Applied Ethics free pdfA Companion to Applied Ethics

    Applied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area in philosophy today. and many issues in moral. social. and political life have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years..


  • The Ethics of Science free pdfThe Ethics of Science

    An introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. this book covers: science and ethics- ethical theory and applications- science as a profession- standards of ethical conduct in science..


  • Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law free pdfEuthanasia, Ethics and the Law

    Euthanasia. Ethics and the Law argues that the law governing the ending of life in England and Wales is unclear. confused and often contradictory. The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting..


  • Morality and the Movies free pdfMorality and the Movies

    This is an introduction to ethical theories and contemporary moral issues through film. "A Filmgoer's Guide to Ethics" presents the ideal introduction to philosophical ethics for film lovers..


  • Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom free pdfEthics and the Quest for Wisdom

    Books For Download. Modernity has challenged the ancient ideal of a universal quest for wisdom, and today's world of conflicting cultures and values has raised further doubts regarding the possibility