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Author Ogien, Ruwen, author.

Title Human kindness and the smell of warm croissants : an introduction to ethics / Ruwen Ogien ; translated by Martin Thom.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of Contents; Preface: An Antimanual of Ethics; Acknowledgments; Introduction: What Is the Use of Thought Experiments?; Part I. Problems, Dilemmas, and Paradoxes: Nineteen Moral Puzzles; 1. Emergencies; 2. The Child Who Is Drowning in a Pond; 3. A Transplant Gone Mad; 4. Confronting a Furious Crowd; 5. The Killer Trolley; 6. Incest in All Innocence; 7. The Amoralist; 8. The Experience Machine; 9. Is a Short and Mediocre Life Preferable to No Life at All?; 10. I Would Have Preferred Never to Have Been Born; 11. Must We Eliminate Animals in Order to Liberate Them?; 12. The Utility Monster.
13. A Violinist Has Been Plugged Into Your Back14. Frankenstein, Minister of Health; 15. Who Am I Without My Organs?; 16. And If Sexuality Were Free?; 17. It Is Harder to Do Good Intentionally Than It Is to Do Evil; 18. We Are Free, Even If Everything Is Written in Advance; 19. Monsters and Saints; Part II. The Ingredients of the Moral "Cuisine"; 20. Intuitions and Rules; 21. A Little Method!; 22. What Remains of Our Moral Intuitions?; 23. Where Has the Moral Instinct Gone?; 24. A Philosopher Aware of the Limits of His Moral Intuitions Is Worth Two Others, Indeed More.
25. Understand the Elementary Rules of Moral Reasoning26. Dare to Criticize the Elementary Rules of Moral Argument; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Index.
Summary A beloved best-seller in France, Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right and wrong as sophisticated as the moral outlook of the world's most gifted philosophers. We can draw on this knowledge to navigate life's most perplexing problems, and ethics becomes second nature. Ogien poses nineteen real-world conundrums and explores through experimental ph.
Language In English.
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Subject Ethics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Thom, Martin, translator.
Added Title Influence de l'odeur des croissants chauds sur la bont́e humaine. English
Other Form: Print version: Ogien, Ruwen. Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants : An Introduction to Ethics. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015 9780231169233
ISBN 9780231539241 (electronic bk.)
023153924X (electronic bk.)
9780231169226 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.7312/ogie16922