How Are We to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest

Oxford University Press (1995)
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B'Imagine that you could choose a book that everyone in the world would read. My choice would be this book.' Roger Crisp, Ethics -/- Many people have an uneasy feeling that they may be missing out on something basic that would give their lives a significance it currently lacks. But how should we live? What is there to stop us behaving selfishly? In a highly readable account which makes reference to a wide variety of sources and everyday issues, Peter Singer suggests that the conventional pursuit of self- interest is individually and collectively self-defeating. Taking into consideration the beliefs of Jesus, Kant, Rousseau, and Adam Smith amongst others, he looks at a number of different cultures, including America, Japan, and the Aborigines to assess whether or not selfishness is in our genes and how we may find greater satisfaction in an ethical lifestyle
Keywords Ethics  Social ethics  Self-interest
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Reprint years 1997
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Call number BJ1012.S485 1997
ISBN(s) 1863304312   0879759666   0192892959   9780192892959  
DOI 10.1086/233724
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