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Life, Sex and Ideas The Good Life without God

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12/16/2004
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Oxford University Press
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Summary

Short and elegantly written, this volume contains 60 essays organized under the categories of moral matters, public culture, community and society, anger and war, and grief and remembrance.

Author Biography


A.C. Grayling is a British literary journalist and university professor of philosophy, who contributes the weekly column "The Reason of Things" to The London Times and writes frequently for Financial Times and The New York Review of Books. He is a Reader in Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London, and Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. His books include Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Moral Matters
Emotion
3(3)
Moral Education
6(5)
Emancipation and Ethics
11(5)
Symbols
16(4)
Religion
20(4)
Credulity
24(3)
Fasting
27(3)
Meat
30(3)
Evil
33(3)
Luxury
36(3)
Games
39(3)
Marriage
42(3)
Sex
45(15)
Benevolence
60(3)
Morality
63(6)
Public Culture
Identity
69(3)
Cultures
72(4)
Conservation
76(6)
Teachers
82(2)
Intellectuals
84(7)
Community and Society
Politics
91(3)
Voting
94(3)
Utopia
97(4)
Profit
101(3)
Power
104(2)
Protest
106(3)
Justice
109(3)
Liberty
112(4)
Pluralism
116(5)
Anger and War
Anger
121(3)
Conflict
124(2)
Guns
126(3)
War
129(3)
War's Causes
132(3)
Western Victories
135(3)
Triumph
138(3)
Safety
141(3)
War Crimes
144(2)
Vengeance
146(2)
Capital Punishment
148(3)
Bystanders
151(3)
Slavery
154(3)
Experience
157(6)
Grief and Remembrance
Suicide
163(3)
Loss
166(3)
Obsequies
169(3)
Remembrance
172(5)
Nature and Naturalness
Naturalness
177(4)
Nature
181(3)
Monsters
184(3)
Madness
187(6)
Clones
193(3)
Decay
196(5)
Reading and Thinking
The Essay
201(5)
Reading and Reviewing
206(9)
Biography
215(4)
Becoming Philosophical
219(9)
Philosophy
228(3)
Reality
231(3)
Values and Knowledge
234


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