How to be Good by Gary Cox audiobook

How to be Good: or How to Be Moral and Virtuous in a Wicked World

By Gary Cox
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Tantor Audio 9781350154599

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665199506

  • ISBN: 9781665199490

  • ISBN: 9781665199513

Runtime: 6.73 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What is goodness? Is goodness achievable, and if so, how? If being a good person is a matter of doing the right thing, then what is the right thing to do? Is it acting rationally, promoting happiness, exercising moderation in all things or respecting the freedom of others, or is it somehow a concoction of all these abilities, wisely adjusted to suit circumstances?

In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good person and a paragon of virtue. Part easygoing exploration of the age-old subject of moral philosophy, part personal development and improvement manual, How to be Good carefully leads the listener on a fascinating journey through the often strange and surprising world of ethics.

This book covers issues from abortion to animal rights and delves into the meaning, achievability and reality of goodness through an examination of the work of major philosophical thinkers such as Aristotle, Ayer, Bentham, Gautama Buddha, Hare, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Moore, Plato, Sartre, Singer, Thomson, and Warnock.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Infusing every phrase with lighthearted charm and meaning, he [Davies]gives listeners a satisfying aural experience as he unfolds the author's ideas about goodness. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Gary Cox

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 6.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English