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The Resource The geography of good and evil : philosophical investigations, Andreas Kinneging ; translated by Ineke Hardy ; edited by Jonathan Price

The geography of good and evil : philosophical investigations, Andreas Kinneging ; translated by Ineke Hardy ; edited by Jonathan Price

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The geography of good and evil : philosophical investigations
Title
The geography of good and evil
Title remainder
philosophical investigations
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Kinneging ; translated by Ineke Hardy ; edited by Jonathan Price
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"Do good and evil exist? Not according to fashionable thinking in the Western world. The typical modern view holds that good and evil are merely subjective judgments, figments of the mind. But in this book, the eminent Dutch philosopher Andreas Kinneging turns such thinking on its head. Good and evil, he declares, are objective, universal, and unchanging. They are not to be invented, but must be discovered - or, in our age, rediscovered." "In mapping the geography of good and evil, Kinneging reclaims, and reintroduces us to, the great tradition of ancient and Christian thought. That tradition is not merely of historical interest; it is of direct existential interest to us all. Traditional wisdom enables us to address the eternal questions of good and evil that confront us in both public and private life. Though it is common to accept uncritically the blessings of modernity and its intellectual sources, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Kinneging shows that traditional thinking is richer and more realistic. Indeed, we see how, in more than a few respects, the Enlightenment and Romanticism brought not progress but deterioration." "Kinneging reformulates and defends the insights of traditional thinking for today's readers, demonstrating how an objective morality is to be understood and how we can know what morality demands of us. At a time when the traditional virtues have practically disappeared from our language (that is, all but one - "tolerance"), he lays out the foundations of virtue and vice. Ultimately, Kinneging reveals the lasting significance of these seemingly archaic notions - to our own lives, to our families, to our culture, and to civilization."--BOOK JACKET
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CASSC
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Kinneging, A. A. M
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1405.D8
LC item number
K5613 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crosscurrents
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  • Good and evil
  • Ethics
  • ((Das)) Böse
  • ((Das)) Gute
  • Ethik
Label
The geography of good and evil : philosophical investigations, Andreas Kinneging ; translated by Ineke Hardy ; edited by Jonathan Price
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Publication
Note
First published in 2005 under title: Geografie van goed en kwaad : filosofisches essays (Utrecht : Spectrum)--T.p.verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
268783713
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781935191049
Lccn
2008938522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268783713
Label
The geography of good and evil : philosophical investigations, Andreas Kinneging ; translated by Ineke Hardy ; edited by Jonathan Price
Publication
Note
First published in 2005 under title: Geografie van goed en kwaad : filosofisches essays (Utrecht : Spectrum)--T.p.verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
268783713
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781935191049
Lccn
2008938522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268783713

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