Five Moral Pieces

Five Moral Pieces

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Five Moral Pieces by Umberto Eco


Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines?
In the most personal of the essays, Eco recalls experiencing liberation from fascism in Italy as a boy, and examines the various historical forms of fascism, always with an eye toward such ugly manifestations today. And finally, in an intensely personal open letter to an Italian cardinal, Eco reflects on a question underlying all the reflections in the book--what does it mean to be moral or ethical when one doesn't believe in God?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156013253
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 661,611
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


UMBERTO ECO (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, including The Name of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Hometown:

Bologna, Italy

Date of Birth:

January 5, 1932

Date of Death:

February 19, 2016

Place of Birth:

Alessandria, Italy

Education:

Ph.D., University of Turin, 1954

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a student and also a person interested in the history of politics and war, I recomend people to read this book. It is a hard book to read when you are just 17 years old like me, and also when english is not your firts language.