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Three Traditions of Moral Thought

Three Traditions of Moral Thought


  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521228862

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  • Originally published in 1959, the basis of this book was a course of lectures given at Cambridge University entitled Three Traditions of Moral Thought: Platonic-Christian; Utilitarian; Humanist. Designed chiefly for students of literature, and maintaining the accessible structure of the original lectures, it was intended to provide an introduction to English moral thought and the problems of moral philosophy. Whilst this approach necessarily involved an avoidance of a 'pure' philosophical method, it was enriched by fresh perspectives derived from literary criticism and a direct, non-technical style. This is an informative volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in moral philosophy, literary criticism, and the relationship between the two.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521228862
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on the texts
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Religious and Secular:
    2. Virtue for love: Plato's Gorgias
    3. Self-sufficienct for love: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
    4. Fear for Love: Hobbes's Leviathan
    5. Christ for love: St Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians
    6. Sympathy for love: Hume's Enquiry into the Principles of Morals
    Part II. Humanist:
    7. Rationalist Humanism: J. S. Mill's Three Essays on Reiligion
    8. Christian Humanism: Matthew Arnold's Literature and Dogma
    9. Philosophic Humanism: F. H. Bradley's Ethical Studies
    10. Messianic Humanism: D. H. Lawrence's The Man Who Died
    11. Conclusion

  • Author

    Dorothea Krook

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