Morality still matters, argues philosopher Roger Trigg, in this accessible introduction to moral thinking. <br><ul><br><li>Written for general readers with no background in philosophy. <br><li>Argues that we need a shared moral vision in order to live together, both nationally and internationally. <br><li>Considers the need for a shared morality in relation to subjects of vital importance such as human rights. <br><li>Stresses that private behaviour cannot be kept separate from public choices. <br><li>Discusses matters of topical debate on both sides of the Atlantic. </li></ul>
" 'This is the book that should be given to every minister in thecurrent government, to slow the silly progress of their socialengineering projects.' This is good, clear, serious teaching, timely and relevant. For a comprehensive study of rights and law, the clash of ideals and competing claims, the demands of social andpolitical groupings and how to decide between them in equity andjustice, this is an admirable piece of sound writing. If you are anon-philosopher, you should end the book wiser ... " NewDirections, November 2004
"In Morality Matters Roger Trigg takes his readers on aromp through classical and contemporary questions of moralphilosophy and political theory. Trigg does not purport to provideall the answers. His gift is for raising the right questions in theright contexts and provoking us to think about them more and moredeeply. Both specialists and general readers will find much ofvalue in this book." Robert P. George, McCormick Professor ofJurisprudence, Princeton University
" ... there is quite a lot to be learned here. [Trigg] makes avery, very good case for the position that moral choices lie behindeverything we do, that relativism can undermine our ability to talkor think rationally about moral choices, and that a greater focuson our moral values is a necessary condition to political, social, and personal progress." atheism.about.com
"The book is accessible and can be recommended to all those whoare interested in political ethics." Puleng LenkaBula, University of South Africa, Religion & Theology
Chapter 1 What is Natural?.
Chapter 2 Human Nature and Natural Law.
Chapter 3 Human Rights.
Chapter 4 Natural Rights and Law.
Chapter 5 The Rule of Law.
Chapter 6 The Public and the Private.
Chapter 7 Groups and Individuals.
Chapter 8 Patriotism and Nationalism.
Chapter 9 One World: A Global Ethic?.
Chapter 10 Character and Principle.
Chapter 11 Morality and Human Nature.
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 4th August 2004
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.29 x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1