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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
Many influential ethical views depend on the optimistic assumption that the human and natural world could be made to make sense to humanity. Geuss's essays challenge this assumption, exploring the genesis and historical development of this optimistic configuration in ethical thought and describing the ways in which it has shown itself to be unfounded and misguided. Discussions of Greco-Roman antiquity and of the philosophies of Socrates, Plato, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Adorno play a central role in many of these essays. Geuss also ranges over such topics as: the concepts of intelligibility, authority, democracy, and criticism; the role of lying in politics; architecture; the place of theology in ethics; tragedy and comedy; and the struggle between realism and our search for meaning. A World without Why raises fundamental questions about the viability not just of specific ethical concepts and theses, but of our most basic assumptions about what ethics could and must be. --
Member of
Assigning source
Adapted from dust jacket flaps
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geuss, Raymond
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Optimism
  • Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • Optimisme
  • Morale
  • ethics (philosophy)
  • Ethics
  • Optimism
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophie
  • Ethik
  • Optimismus
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Optimism
  • Ethics
  • Filosofi
  • Optimism
  • Etik
Label
A world without why, Raymond Geuss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) 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
Contents
Goals, origins, disciplines -- Vix intellegitur -- Marxism and the ethos of the twentieth century -- Must criticism be constructive? -- The loss of meaning on the left -- Authority: some fables -- A note on lying -- Politics and architecture -- The future of theological ethics -- Did Williams do ethics? -- The wisdom of Oedipus and the idea of a moral cosmos -- Who was the first philosopher? -- A world without why
Control code
841515659
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780691155883
Lccn
2013043562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40023334736
System control number
(OCoLC)841515659
Label
A world without why, Raymond Geuss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) 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
Contents
Goals, origins, disciplines -- Vix intellegitur -- Marxism and the ethos of the twentieth century -- Must criticism be constructive? -- The loss of meaning on the left -- Authority: some fables -- A note on lying -- Politics and architecture -- The future of theological ethics -- Did Williams do ethics? -- The wisdom of Oedipus and the idea of a moral cosmos -- Who was the first philosopher? -- A world without why
Control code
841515659
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780691155883
Lccn
2013043562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40023334736
System control number
(OCoLC)841515659

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