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A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life

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Much of the history of philosophy is the history of ethics. From Plato to Sartre, the great philosophers have returned to the central ethical questions of how we are to live good lives; how is it appropriate and virtuous for us to behave, both to ourselves and to others?

In addressing these questions, André Comte-Sponville returns to the mainstream of much of the Western philosophical tradition with an utterly original exploration of the timeless human virtues.

A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues takes as its starting point eighteen human virtues to help us understand 'what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live'. Comte-Sponville offers the reader both a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the history of Western ethics and an exploration of the ways in which the views and claims of the great philosophers can apply - and fail to apply - to our lives today.

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Author(s):
Andre Comte-Sponville
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Used: good
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Hardback
ISBN-10:
0434009687
ISBN-13:
9780434009688
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life

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Much of the history of philosophy is the history of ethics. From Plato to Sartre, the great philosophers have returned to the central ethical questions of how we are to live good lives; how is it appropriate and virtuous for us to behave, both to ourselves and to others?

In addressing these questions, André Comte-Sponville returns to the mainstream of much of the Western philosophical tradition with an utterly original exploration of the timeless human virtues.

A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues takes as its starting point eighteen human virtues to help us understand 'what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live'. Comte-Sponville offers the reader both a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the history of Western ethics and an exploration of the ways in which the views and claims of the great philosophers can apply - and fail to apply - to our lives today.

Author(s):
Andre Comte-Sponville
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0434009687
ISBN-13:
9780434009688
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life

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