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The Resource Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy, Jan Sokol

Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy, Jan Sokol

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Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy
Title
Ethics, life and institutions
Title remainder
an attempt at practical philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Jan Sokol
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
General complaints about moral decay, however frequent and even justified they may be, are of little use. This book does not complain; it acts. Jan Sokol's Ethics, Life and Institutions applies our ever improving knowledge in various fields to questions of morality in an effort to enhance our ability to discern different moral phenomena and to discuss them more precisely. With few exceptions, moral philosophy considers the acting person to be an autonomous, independent individual pursuing his or her own happiness. But in the context of social institutions - for example, in workplaces - it is often an organization's goals, not an individual's, that take precedence. In complex networks of organizations, morals take a different shape. Divided into three parts, this book begins by exploring basic notions such as freedom, life, responsibility, and justice, and their relationship to practical philosophy; looks to the main schools of Western thought in the search for a common moral foundation; and reintroduces the forgotten idea of biological and cultural heritage - an idea that could prove fundamental in addressing our responsibility not only to human lives, but also to the natural world. In a closing analysis, Sokol brings all of these moral concepts to bear on problems connected to the growing complexity of institutions, offering hope for a practical philosophy for the modern world. -- Provided by publisher
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Sokół, Jan,
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Social sciences
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Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy, Jan Sokol
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Practical Philosophy -- From Words to Terms -- Main Ideas of Practical Philosophy -- The Ethics of Heritage -- Conclusion
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on1048255341
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Edition
First English edition
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9788024634302
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(OCoLC)1048255341
Label
Ethics, life and institutions : an attempt at practical philosophy, Jan Sokol
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Practical Philosophy -- From Words to Terms -- Main Ideas of Practical Philosophy -- The Ethics of Heritage -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048255341
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First English edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788024634302
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048255341

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