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A world without why, Raymond Geuss

Label
A world without why
Title
A world without why
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Geuss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wishful thinking is a deeply ingrained human trait that has had a long-term distorting effect on ethical thinking. Many influential ethical views depend on the optimistic assumption that, despite appearances to the contrary, the human and natural world in which we live could, eventually, be made to make sense to us. In A World without Why, Raymond Geuss challenges this assumption. The essays in this collection--several of which are published here for the first time--explore the genesis and historical development of this optimistic configuration in ethical thought and the ways in which it ha
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Geuss, Raymond
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Optimism
  • Ethics
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Ethics
  • Optimism
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Ethik
  • Optimismus
  • Philosophie
Label
A world without why, Raymond Geuss
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; 1. Goals, Origins, Disciplines; 2. Vix intellegitur; 3. Marxism and the Ethos of the Twentieth Century; 4. Must Criticism Be Constructive?; 5. The Loss of Meaning on the Left; 6. Authority: Some Fables; 7. A Note on Lying; 8. Politics and Architecture; 9. The Future of Theological Ethics; 10. Did Williams Do Ethics?; 11. The Wisdom of Oedipus and the Idea of a Moral Cosmos; 12. Who Was the First Philosopher?; 13. A World without Why; NOTES; INDEX
Control code
ocn869735820
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Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306406765
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 571927
  • 22573/ctt4dczh6
  • 72f38a28-1fcf-454a-971d-baec9e625de9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869735820
Label
A world without why, Raymond Geuss
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; 1. Goals, Origins, Disciplines; 2. Vix intellegitur; 3. Marxism and the Ethos of the Twentieth Century; 4. Must Criticism Be Constructive?; 5. The Loss of Meaning on the Left; 6. Authority: Some Fables; 7. A Note on Lying; 8. Politics and Architecture; 9. The Future of Theological Ethics; 10. Did Williams Do Ethics?; 11. The Wisdom of Oedipus and the Idea of a Moral Cosmos; 12. Who Was the First Philosopher?; 13. A World without Why; NOTES; INDEX
Control code
ocn869735820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306406765
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 571927
  • 22573/ctt4dczh6
  • 72f38a28-1fcf-454a-971d-baec9e625de9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869735820

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