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Escaping My Responsibility: Investigations into the Nature of Morality

Strandberg, Hugo

Published by Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN 10: 3631592701 / ISBN 13: 9783631592700
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Title: Escaping My Responsibility: Investigations ...

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


Num Pages: 206 pages. BIC Classification: HPCF3; HPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 217 x 17. Weight in Grams: 454. . 2009. 1st New edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631592700

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Synopsis: What is morality? This is the question this book is dealing with. The aim of the study is to show the distorting character of many common pictures of what morality is, pictures found inside and outside of philosophy. The central idea of the book is that the distorting character of these pictures is that they make it possible for me to escape my moral responsibility. Focusing on responsibility and our attempts to shut our eyes to it, questions such as the following are discussed: Is there a moral reality? Is it possible to show someone else what is good and bad? What is the relation between morality and religion? Are there moral truths? What can philosophically be said about the meaning of life?

About the Author: The Author: Hugo Strandberg is Researcher at the Department of Philosophy at the Åbo Akademi University (Finland). He is the author of The Possibility of Discussion: Relativism, Truth and Criticism of Religious Belief (2006).

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