Ethics by Simon Blackburn
A Very Short Introduction

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Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of
life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

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About Simon Blackburn

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Simon R. Blackburn studied in Bristol and Oxford, following which he rose through the ranks at Royal Holloway, initially as a Research Assistant and EPSRC Advanced Fellow (working on various aspects of cryptography) and then as a Reader and Professor. He is a member of the BSHM, IACR, IEEE and LMS, an associate member of the AMS, and a Fellow of the ICA and IMA. His research involves combinatorics, cryptography, communication theory, algebra and the connections between them.
Published May 8, 2003 by OUP Oxford. 153 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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