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How to make good decisions and be right all the time : solving the riddle of right and wrong / Iain King
Bib ID 4545161
Format BookBook
Author
King, Iain
 
Description London ; New York : Continuum, 2008 
x, 245 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781847063472
Summary

"How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time offers a compelling and jargon-free guide to ethical thinking for everyday life." "Iain King presents an introduction to moral philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the Enlightenment and beyond. He argues that right and wrong need a Newtonian revolution so they are no longer a matter of judgment or guesswork, and presents a system of simple formulas for solving difficult moral quandaries. Clearly argued, the book combines new ideas with old and rips apart traditional tenets of morality, dismantling even the golden rule that you should 'do unto others as you would have done unto you'. In their place, the author constructs a new, comprehensive system of ethics, identifying the basic DNA of right and wrong and offering clear advice on how to be good in today's complicated and challenging world."

"In places controversial and thoroughly engaging throughout, How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time is required reading for anyone with a difficult decision to make."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • The problem
  • The proof
  • The principle
  • The programme
  • Practical advice
  • The prognosis.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Decision making - Moral and ethical aspects.

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