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Summary Ú Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Simon Blackburn Simon Blackburn á 0 Read & Download Writing with wit and elegance Simon Blackburn tackles the basic uestions of ethics in this lively book highlighting the complications and troubling issues that spring from the very simple uestion of how we ought to live Blackburn dissects the many common reasons for why we are skeptical about ethics Drawing on examples from history politics religion and everyday personal experience he shows how cynicism and self consciousness can paralyze us into considering ethics a hopele. Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics Very Short Introductions 80 Simon Blackburn Writing with wit and elegance Simon Blackburn tackles the basic uestions of ethics in this lively book highlighting the complications and troubling issues that spring from the very simple uestion of how we ought to live Blackburn dissects the many common reasons for why we are skeptical about ethics Drawing on examples from history politics religion and everyday personal experience he shows how cynicism and self consciousness can paralyze us into considering ethics a hopeless pursuit

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Summary Ú Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Simon Blackburn Simon Blackburn á 0 Read & Download Ss pursuit He assures us that ethics is neither futile nor irrelevant but an intimate part of the most important issues of living of birth death happiness desire freedom pleasure and justice Indeed from moral dilemmas about abortion and euthanasia to our obsession with personal rights to our longing for a sense of meaning in life our everyday struggles are rife with ethical issues Blackburn distills the arguments of Hume Kant and Aristotle down to their essences to undersco. After reading Think A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by the same author I expected this one to be a great source of insightful and thought provoking ideas It did provide some interesting background on moral philosophy However I feel this book didn t uite live up to my expectations Maybe because I enjoyed his other book Think so much I thought I d share some miscellaneous thoughts on some points raised in the book Sorry for the heavy use of uotes They should provide the potential reader a taste of the scope of the bookFrom the very beginning Simon Blackburn admits moral philosophy may not always have any immediate real world conseuences He illustrates the point by stating in the introduction A single photograph may have done to halt the Vietnam War than all the writings of moral philosophers of the time put together An interesting idea I came across in the first part of the book was a remark by the contemporary moral philosopher Bernard Williams One Thought Too Many describes this idea which is simply that there are times when overthinking or overanalysing a moral decision may not reflect a good moral character For example a man faced with a situation in which he can save only one of two people in eual peril chooses to save his wife A cost benefit analysis in such a case is One Thought Too Many Here are two noteworthy uotes from the same chapter titled The death of God To obey moral commandments just because of their power would be servile and self interested The events of the fig tree in Bethany Mark 11 12 21 would make any environmentalist s hair stand on end Good oneIn another chapter on Relativism I found this interesting example he gave for the fact that the moral climate differs from time to time and place to place The example is from Herodotus the great Greek historian He scorned Cambyses son of Cyrus of Persia for showing insufficient respect for the Persian laws He wrote Everything goes to make me certain that Cambyses was completely mad otherwise he would not have gone in for mocking religion and tradition Finally I m going to end this review of sorts with these self explanatory foods for thought It s especially for you moral relativists out there Yes you know who you are When in Rome do as the Romans do but what if Romans go in for some rather nasty doings We do not have to lift the lid very far to find societies that tolerate widow burning or enforce female genital mutilation or systematically deny education and other rights to women There are societies where there is no freedom of political expression or whose treatment of criminals cannot be thought of without a shudder or where distinctions of religion or language bring with them distinctions of legal and civil status Some great uotes on happiness the good life and the naturalistic fallacy Just as a lot of crimes are committed in the name of liberty so they can be committed in the name of the common happiness Suppose just a little bit happiness is obtained by trampling on someone s rights Is justice itself subordinate to the general good Books concerts and bicycles are unnatural but components of many a good life Conversely there is nothing particularly virtuous about con ning ourselves to natural diets or natural ways of locomotion or shelter or sexual behaviour The healthy life will be one in which everything is functioning as evolution has adapted it to function That is the intended life for a biological organism It is life according to the natural law of human life True happiness in this sense reuires some correct relationship with our world It cannot be gained by stoking up sensations Within In the same way a succession of pleasures a life of endless release of endorphins perhaps through some chemical stimulation would not be a life of Aristotelian happiness It is not the job of moral philosophy and than that of a constitution or a government to make people happy but only to set a stage within which they can be happy The American Declaration of Independence talks of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness not the achievement of happiness

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Summary Ú Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Simon Blackburn Simon Blackburn á 0 Read & Download Re the timeless relevance of our voice of conscience the pitfalls of complacency and our concerns about truth knowledge and human progress Blackburn's rare combination of depth rigor and sparkling prose along with his distinguished ranking among contemporary philosophers mark Being Good as an important statement on our current disenchantment with ethics It challenges us to take a thoughtful reading of our ethical climate and to ponder carefully our own standards of behavior. This book has vanuished my hopes in Blackburn s treatment of ethics The criticism goes not for his brevity but to his innaccuracy in attempts to properly represent the threats to an objectivist ethics and as well the actual strengths of other moral cognitivismsHis stated project is to dispel the myths regarding moral philosophy but in this book he perpetuates them His statement of moral relativism is what you would expect to find in media bites not the works of a moral philosopher Given his stated intention one would expect him to opt for the explanation over condemnation but no he drops a normative thesis tolerance of course into the relativist s mix and in so doing misrepresents not only the relativist s position but her opponent s in the form of objectivismBlackburn is of course a meta ethical uasi realist whose semantic theory contains a realist element but primarily maintains the expressivist thesis So those expecting him to fairly represent his opponents in a book aimed at those who are new to moral philosophy and likely to be swayed by his arguments will be disappointedThe middle of the book deals with normative ethics and does so in a similar but slightly acrid style Blackburn s normative thesis has some uniue features that almost saved the book in my opinion but framed as they were by a confused promise to set the public understanding of ethics free from the usual kind of misunderstandings and the failure to deliver on that promise coupled with an apparent joy in that failure leaves the book s whole project a mess of inconsistent philosophy


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    Read & Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Simon Blackburn Simon Blackburn á 0 Read & Download [Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics] EBOOK NEW After reading Think A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by the same author I expected this one to be a great source of insightful and thought provoking ideas It did provide some interesting background on moral philosophy However I feel this book didn't uite live up to my expectations Maybe because I enjoyed

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    Free read Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics [Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics] EBOOK NEW This book has vanuished my hopes in Blackburn's treatment of ethics The criticism goes not for his brevity but to his innaccuracy in attempts to properly represent the threats to an objectivist ethics and as well the actual

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    Read & Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Simon Blackburn Simon Blackburn á 0 Read & Download [Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics] EBOOK NEW Good overview that would be a decent introduction for a layman I admired its concision and plainspoken approach I thought he did a good job of summarizing Kant and Aristotle in a couple paragraphs It was a bit dry at times Also the foundation Blackburn lays for moral philosophy to shore it up against the depredations of the Grand U

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  • Paperback
  • 176
  • Being Good A Short Introduction to Ethics
  • Simon Blackburn
  • English
  • 14 January 2020
  • 9780192853776