Moralism: A Study of a Vice

Moralism: A Study of a Vice

by Craig Taylor
     
 

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In Moralism: A Study of a Vice, Craig Taylor delves into one of the most overlooked ethical concerns of our time: the vice of moralism, or the distortion of moral thought, reflection, and judgment. This flawed tendency in human nature is pervasive on all levels of society, and affects people from all walks of life - from the philosopher to the pundits and… See more details below

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In Moralism: A Study of a Vice, Craig Taylor delves into one of the most overlooked ethical concerns of our time: the vice of moralism, or the distortion of moral thought, reflection, and judgment. This flawed tendency in human nature is pervasive on all levels of society, and affects people from all walks of life - from the philosopher to the pundits and politicians.

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"A very important book on a very important subject. Taylor's charming and delicate prose guides the reader carefully and often delightfully through the difficult waters facing diplomats, journalists, artists, reality-show participants, philosophers, Lord Jim, Dostoevsky's 'Idiot', and in fact all of us. There has never been a better critique of 'moralism' than this book." Rupert Read, University of East Anglia

"This elegant book - filled with examples from literature, the visual arts and politics - is in a subtle way intensely ambitious. Taylor sets out not only to identify a significant vice but to transform our understanding of the challenges of moral thought." Alice Crary, New School for Social Research, New York

"This is a well-argued, timely book that shows the relevance of philosophy for contemporary life. Summing Up: Recommended." CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773540095
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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