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Ethics Audiobook

Ethics

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Publisher's Summary

A brisk introduction to the basic problems of ethics, this work consists of sharp, deep answers to foundational questions:

  • Do legal obligations have moral weight?
  • Can one act immorally towards oneself?
  • What is the objective basis of legitimate moral claims?
  • How do we know right from wrong?
  • How can there be moral responsibility in a deterministic world?

Rigorous yet approachable, this work is an ideal introduction to analytic ethics and value theory.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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    Ted 10-01-16
    Ted 10-01-16
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    "the ultimate book on analyic value theory"
    Would you listen to Ethics again? Why?

    yes, it is insightful, yet clear, rigorous yet lyrical, a perfect book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    my favorite parts concerned moral epistemology. there were no characters, since this is discursive, not narrative


    Which character – as performed by Theo Holland – was your favorite?

    see above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    theo holland has a someone constricted emotoinal and vocal range, but it was sort of ok in this context. this is not kuczynski's best work, but it is still a perfect work.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas 09-27-16
    Douglas 09-27-16
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    "the definitive book for ethicists"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    it explains everything, the different metaethical systems, the ethical basis of law, the nature of morality and our knowledge thereof, puts other books to shame.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ethics?

    the part where he showed the knowledge of moral truths is knowledge (from a context-specific, egocentric viewpoint) of knowledge of biological truths


    Have you listened to any of Theo Holland’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, his reading of kuczynski book on descartes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, the discussion of freedom of the will


    Any additional comments?

    utterly comprehensive, better than any philosophy class

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tam 10-01-16
    Tam 10-01-16
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    "the book ethicists should read"
    Would you listen to Ethics again? Why?

    yes, clear, beautiful, concise, thorough


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ethics?

    the discussion of feminism


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the discussion of stalin


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    that determinism is necessary for freedom


    Any additional comments?

    not as good as international law, by same author, but still very good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Norman 10-08-16
    Norman 10-08-16
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    "everything you need to know about ethics"
    What did you love best about Ethics?

    it was clear, logical and thorough...and entertaining. it was understatedly wry. i just loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    the quiet sarcasm


    What about Theo Holland’s performance did you like?

    the dead pan delivery offset the complexity of the subject matter, made it less busy somehow, easier to take in.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the discussion of freedom of the will in connection with stalin


    Any additional comments?

    better than any college course i took

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek 10-07-16
    Derek 10-07-16
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    "superb in its analytical way"
    If you could sum up Ethics in three words, what would they be?

    dry but good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ethics?

    the discussion of moral responsibility


    What does Theo Holland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a dryness, which is consistent with the dryness of the material


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not quite, almost


    Any additional comments?

    a lot of information, i wish the author wrote fiction thought, since he obviously has a knack for it, which is wasting on this boring philosophy stuff

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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