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The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality / Edition 2

The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality / Edition 2

by Hans-Georg Moeller


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ISBN-13: 9780231145091
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hans-Georg Moeller is senior lecturer in the Philosophy Department at University College Cork, Ireland. His publications on Daoism and social systems theory include Choice Outstanding Academic Title The Philosophy of the Daodejing as well as a translation of the Daodejing, Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory, and Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Is It Good to Be Good?
Part 1. On Amorality
1. The Moral Fool
2. Negative Ethics
Part 2. A Pathology of Ethics
3. The Redundancy of Ethics
4. The "Morality of Anger"
5. Ethics and Aesthetics
6. The Presumptions of Philosophical Ethics
7. The Myth of Moral Progress
Part 3. Ethics in Contemporary Society
8. For the Separation of Morality and Law
9. Morality and Civil Rights
10. How to Get a Death Verdict
11. Masters of War
12. Ethics and the Mass Media
Conclusion: Applied Amorality

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Franklin Perkins

The Moral Fool fully and easily engages the philosophical issues that are present in contemporary life. Hans-Georg Moeller moves naturally from more theoretical discussions to the analysis of concrete social phenomena. His facility with applying philosophical discussions is what makes his book important, relevant, and engaging, not to mention provocative, remarkably clear, and even funny. In fact, this book is the best attempt I have read to bring Chinese philosophy into contemporary philosophical discussion.

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