Reflections On How We Live

Paperback | January 23, 2012

byAnnette Baier

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The pioneering moral philosopher Annette Baier presents a series of new and recent essays in ethics, broadly conceived to include both engagements with other philosophers and personal meditations on life. Baier's unique voice and insight illuminate a wide range of topics. In the public sphere,she enquires into patriotism, what we owe future people, and what toleration we should have for killing. In the private sphere, she discusses honesty, self-knowledge, hope, sympathy, and self-trust, and offers personal reflections on faces, friendship, and alienating affection.

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The pioneering moral philosopher Annette Baier presents a series of new and recent essays in ethics, broadly conceived to include both engagements with other philosophers and personal meditations on life. Baier's unique voice and insight illuminate a wide range of topics. In the public sphere,she enquires into patriotism, what we owe f...

Annette Baier is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The rights of past and future generations2. For the sake of future generations3. Discriminate death-dealing: who may kill whom, and how?4. Can philosophers be patriots?5. Why honesty is a hard virtuePostscript6. Getting in touch with our own feelings7. How to get to know one's own mind: some simple ways8. The moral perils of intimacy9. Feelings that matter10. Demoralization, trust, and the virtues11. Sympathy and self trust12. Putting hope in its place13. How to lose friends: some simple ways14. Alienating affection15. Faces, and other body parts16. Other minds: jottings towards an intellectual self image

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