A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the 20th Century
Series: Routledge Classics
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 9th May 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
What is right ? What is wrong ? How do we decide ? To a remarkable extent, our decision-making is determined by the origins of the ethical ideas that we employ and the history of their development.
A Short History of Ethics is widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, presenting in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times. In clear and readable prose, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the finest living philosophers, leads the reader towards a greater understanding of what lies behind our ethical decisions.