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The Resource The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik

The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik

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The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics
Title
The quest for a moral compass
Title remainder
a global history of ethics
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Kenan Malik
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Global history of ethics
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eng
Summary
This book explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs.Engaging and provocative, This book confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. At a time of great social turbulence and moral uncertainty, there will be few histories more important than this
Summary
The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history
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10352058
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1960-
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Malik, Kenan
Dewey number
170.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ethics
  • Ethics
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adult
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a global history of ethics
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The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000052866224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848874800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880520351
Label
The quest for a moral compass : a global history of ethics, Kenan Malik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000052866224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848874800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880520351

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