Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception

Synopsis

Raimond Gaita's Good and Evil is one of the most important, original and provocative books on the nature of morality to have been published in recent years. It is essential reading for anyone interested in what it means to talk about good and evil. Gaita argues that questions about morality are inseparable from the preciousness of each human being, an issue we can only address if we place the idea of remorse at the centre of moral life. Drawing on an astonishing range of thinkers and writers, including Plato, Wittgenstein, George Orwell and Primo Levi, Gaita also reflects on the place of reason and truth in morality and ultimately how questions about good and evil are connected to the meaning of our lives.This revised edition of Good and Evil includes a substantial new preface and afterword by the author.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2004
Edition:
  • 2nd
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