A brisk introduction to the basic problems of ethics, this work consists of sharp, deep answers to foundational questions:
Rigorous yet approachable, this work is an ideal introduction to analytic ethics and value theory.
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yes, it is insightful, yet clear, rigorous yet lyrical, a perfect book.
my favorite parts concerned moral epistemology. there were no characters, since this is discursive, not narrative
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.
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.
the part where he showed the knowledge of moral truths is knowledge (from a context-specific, egocentric viewpoint) of knowledge of biological truths
yes, his reading of kuczynski book on descartes
yes, the discussion of freedom of the will
utterly comprehensive, better than any philosophy class
yes, clear, beautiful, concise, thorough
the discussion of feminism
the discussion of stalin
that determinism is necessary for freedom
not as good as international law, by same author, but still very good.
it was clear, logical and thorough...and entertaining. it was understatedly wry. i just loved it!
the quiet sarcasm
the dead pan delivery offset the complexity of the subject matter, made it less busy somehow, easier to take in.
the discussion of freedom of the will in connection with stalin
better than any college course i took
dry but good
the discussion of moral responsibility
a dryness, which is consistent with the dryness of the material
not quite, almost
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
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