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Can't We Make Moral Judgements? (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mary Midgley)

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How many times do we hear the statement 'It's not for me to judge'? It conveys one of the most popular ideas of our time: that to make judgements of others is essentially wrong. In this classic text, the renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely turns a spotlight on the ever popular stance in society that we should not make moral judgements on others. Guiding the reader through the diverse approaches to this complex subject, she interrogates our strong beliefs about such things as the value of freedom that underlie our scepticism about making moral judgements. She shows how the question of whether or not we can make these judgements must inevitably affect our attitudes not only to the law and its institutions but also to events that occur in our daily lives, and suggests that mistrust of moral judgements may be making life even harder for us than it would be otherwise. The texts and philosophers discussed range from Nietzsche and Sartre to P.D. James and the Bhagavad Gita. The Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Bloomsbury Revelations
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Mary Midgley
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2017
TCIN: 51766425
UPC: 9781474298001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-7477

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