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The Resource Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics, Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom

Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics, Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom

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Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics
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Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants
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an introduction to ethics
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Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom
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  • fre
  • eng
Summary
'Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants' makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and in the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right and wrong as sophisticated as the moral outlook of the world's most gifted philosophers. By drawing on this knowledge to navigate life's most perplexing problems, ethics becomes second nature. Ogien explores, through experimental philosophy and other methods, the responses nineteen real-world conundrums provoke. Is a short, mediocre life better than no life at all? Is it acceptable to kill a healthy person so his organs can save five others? Would you swap a 'natural' life filled with frustration, disappointment, and partial success for a world in which all of your needs are met, but through artificial and mechanical means? Ogien doesn't seek to show how difficult it is to determine right from wrong or how easy it is for humans to become monsters or react like saints. Helping us tap into the wisdom and feeling we already possess in our ethical 'toolboxes', Ogien instead encourages readers to question moral presuppositions and rules; embrace an intuitive sense of dignity, virtue, and justice; and pursue a pluralist ethics suited to the principles of human kindness.--
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics, Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface: An antimanual of ethics -- Introduction: What is the use of thought experiments? -- Part I. Problems, dilemmas, and paradoxes: nineteen moral puzzles. -- Emergencies -- The child who is drowning in a pond -- A transplant gone mad -- Confronting a furious crowd -- The killer trolley -- Incest in all innocence -- The amoralist -- The experience machine -- Is a short a mediocre life preferable to no life at all? -- I would have preferred never to have been born -- Must we eliminate animals in order to liberate them? -- The utility monster -- A violinist has been plugged into your back -- Frankenstein, minister of health -- Who am I without my organs? -- And if sexuality were free? -- It is harder to do good intentionally than it is to do evil -- We are free, even if everything is written in advance -- Monsters and saints -- Part II. The ingredients of the moral 'cuisine' -- Intuitions and rules -- A little method! -- What remains of our moral intuitions? -- Where has the moral instinct gone? -- A philosopher unaware of the limits of this moral intuitions is worth two others, indeed more -- Understand the elementary rules of moral reasoning -- Dare to criticize the elementary rules of moral argument -- Conclusion
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FIEb17713614
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24 cm.
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xxiii, 224 pages
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9780231169233
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)899331572
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Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics, Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: An antimanual of ethics -- Introduction: What is the use of thought experiments? -- Part I. Problems, dilemmas, and paradoxes: nineteen moral puzzles. -- Emergencies -- The child who is drowning in a pond -- A transplant gone mad -- Confronting a furious crowd -- The killer trolley -- Incest in all innocence -- The amoralist -- The experience machine -- Is a short a mediocre life preferable to no life at all? -- I would have preferred never to have been born -- Must we eliminate animals in order to liberate them? -- The utility monster -- A violinist has been plugged into your back -- Frankenstein, minister of health -- Who am I without my organs? -- And if sexuality were free? -- It is harder to do good intentionally than it is to do evil -- We are free, even if everything is written in advance -- Monsters and saints -- Part II. The ingredients of the moral 'cuisine' -- Intuitions and rules -- A little method! -- What remains of our moral intuitions? -- Where has the moral instinct gone? -- A philosopher unaware of the limits of this moral intuitions is worth two others, indeed more -- Understand the elementary rules of moral reasoning -- Dare to criticize the elementary rules of moral argument -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17713614
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780231169233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899331572

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