Summary Book Review From Morality to Mayhem by Julian Lovelock:
Download or read book From Morality to Mayhem written by Julian Lovelock and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories we read as children are the ones that stay with us the longest, and from the nineteenth century until the 1950s stories about schools held a particular fascination. Many will remember the goings-on at such earnest establishments as Tom Brown’s Rugby, St Dominic’s, Greyfriars, the Chalet School, Malory Towers and Linbury Court. In the second part of the twentieth century, with more liberal social attitudes and the advent of secondary education for all, these moral tales lost their appeal and the school story very nearly died out. More recently, however, a new generation of compromised schoolboy and schoolgirl heroes – Pennington, Tyke Tiler, Harry Potter and Millie Roads – have given it a new and challenging relevance. Focusing mainly on novels written for young people, From Morality to Mayhem charts the fall and rise of the school story, from the grim accounts of Victorian times to the magic and mayhem of our own age. In doing so it considers how fictional schools not only reflect but sometimes influence real life. This captivating study will appeal to those interested in children’s literature and education, both students and the general reader, taking us on a not altogether comfortable trip down memory lane.
Summary Book Review Murder, Mayhem and Morality by Lisabeth Robinson:
Download or read book Murder, Mayhem and Morality written by Lisabeth Robinson and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Monsters and Mayhem by Jaime L. Bingham:
Download or read book Monsters and Mayhem written by Jaime L. Bingham and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of my thesis is to analyze physical and moral survival in three novels from King's oeuvre. Scholars have attributed survival in King's universe to factors such as innocence, imaginative capacity, and career choice. Although their arguments are convincing, I believe that physical and moral survival ultimately depends on a character's knowledge of the dark side of human nature and an understanding of moral agency. I have chosen three novels that span several decades of King's work--'Salem's Lot, Needful Things, and Desperation--to illustrate the relationship between knowledge and survival. In 'Salem's Lot, King uses the main character's interest in the horror genre to emphasize the importance of an exposure to the dark side of human nature. In Needful Things, King vividly shows the dire consequences of naiveté, or in other words, uneducated innocence. Desperation represents a culmination of King's ideas. The final novel in my analysis shows the power of youth tempered by knowledge of human nature and informed by religious conviction. King links religion and horror to show the power of both in religious survival and to show the ultimate morality of horror.
Summary Book Review The Practice of Moral Judgment by Barbara Herman:
Download or read book The Practice of Moral Judgment written by Barbara Herman and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barbara Herman argues for a radical shift in the way we perceive Kant's ethics. She convincingly reinterprets the key texts, at once allowing Kant to mean what he says while showing that what Kant says makes good moral sense. She urges us to abandon the tradition that describes Kantian ethics as a deontology, a moral system of rules of duty. She finds the central idea of Kantian ethics not in duty but in practical rationality as a norm of unconditioned goodness. This book both clarifies Kant's own theory and adds programmatic vitality to modern moral philosophy.
Summary Book Review Politics and Religion in the United States by Michael Corbett:
Download or read book Politics and Religion in the United States written by Michael Corbett and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1999 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book Ethics written by Noel Stewart and published by Polity. This book was released on 2009 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This textbook provides a much-needed, straightforward introduction to moral philosophy. It will particularly benefit students following courses containing an ethics module, including philosophy from secondary school onwards, religious studies, law and medicine, but it has also been written for any reader puzzled by moral disputes and dilemmas. Written in an easy and approachable style and packed with lively examples from everyday life, the first section of the book clearly explains and assesses the arguments for and against the rival moral theories of utilitarianism, Kantianism, Divine Command Theory and virtue ethics. The second section develops this by analysing the conflicting advice each moral theory gives regarding four controversial areas of life, namely euthanasia, abortion, animal rights and the environment. The final section concludes with an account of the vital debate concerning whether the difference between right and wrong is an objective fact discovered by us, like gravity, or is instead a human creation and invented by us, like tax laws. Throughout the book moral arguments are broken down into their component parts and explained in clear and simple stages so that readers not previously familiar with philosophical reasoning are aware at all times of where they are in the debate, and where the strengths and weaknesses lie in each position. As such, it is an ideal introduction to critical thinking as well as to moral philosophy.
Download or read book Mayhem written by Sissela Bok and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 1999-04-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the effect of long-term media violence on our national character? Do we want four-year-olds watching slasher films? Who should decide?While almost everyone has a strong opinion about the profusion of violence-in film, TV, video games, and on line-paralysis sets in when it comes to action. The issue is seen as a hopeless standoff between free speech and preserving public morality. In Mayhem, Sissela Bok reframes the issue. She shows us that we have created a false dilemma and that we need not feel so helpless.Mayhem lays out the arguments and weighs the evidence on each side: the desensitization, fear, and addiction that concern psychologists, pediatricians, and religious groups on the one hand, and, on the other, the threat of censorship invoked by journalists, civil libertarians, and the entertainment industry. The book gives a vivid historical overview of the debate: from Rome, to nineteenth-century attempts to ban all theater, to censorship of the Internet in Singapore and China, and contrasting views of figures as diverse as Martin Scorsese, Bill Moyers, and Judge Bork.As in Lying and Secrets, she puts this thorny question in clarifying perspective, and shows how our ways of dealing with it not only express, but can shape our character and lives. Finally, she takes up specific and imaginative ways to resolve the dilemma, from private measures for individuals and families to large-scale collective efforts.
Summary Book Review Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory by H. E. Mason:
Download or read book Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory written by H. E. Mason and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1996-07-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do moral dilemmas truly exist? What counts as a moral dilemma? Can an adequate moral theory admit the possibility of genuine conflicts of moral obligations? In this book, twelve prominent moral theorists examine these and other questions from a wide variety of philosophical perspectives. Concerned throughout with the implications of moral dilemmas for moral theory, this collection of essays captures in striking fashion the full scope and vitality of the current moral dilemmas debate. Including both realist and anti-realist meta-ethical positions, and Kantian and consequentialist normative views, Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory sheds new light on several standing controversies in moral philosophy while raising a fresh set of challenging issues. Contributors include Simon Blackburn, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Alan Donagan, Terrance McConnell, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Mary Mothersill, Norman Dahl, David Brink, Peter Railton, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Christopher Gowans, and H.E. Mason.
Summary Book Review Mayhem and Murder by Heta Pyrhönen:
Download or read book Mayhem and Murder written by Heta Pyrhönen and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both detective and reader attempt to solve the crimes in detective novels, relying on the same motifs but employing different narrative interpretations to do so. A unique and lucid examination of a complex genre.
Summary Book Review Among the Carnivores by Daniel Curzon:
Download or read book Among the Carnivores written by Daniel Curzon and published by IGNA Books. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fresno State U in 1975, not a good place to be gay, unless you are committed
Summary Book Review The Bleak Political Implications of Socratic Religion by Shadia B. Drury:
Download or read book The Bleak Political Implications of Socratic Religion written by Shadia B. Drury and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-19 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book poses a radical challenge to the legend of Socrates bequeathed by Plato and echoed by scholars through the ages: that Socrates was an innocent sage convicted and sentenced to death by the democratic mob, for merely questioning the political and religious ideas of his time. This legend conceals an enigma: How could a sage who was pious and good be so closely associated with the treasonous Alcibiades, who betrayed Athens in the Peloponnesian war? How could Critias and Charmides, who launched a reign of terror in Athens after her defeat, have been among his students and closest associates? The book makes the case for the prosecution, denouncing the religion of Socrates for inciting a radical politics of absolutism and monism that continues to plague Western civilization. It is time to recognize that Socrates was no liberator of the mind, but quite the contrary—he was the architect of a frightful authoritarianism, which continues to manifest itself, not only in Islamic terror, but also in liberal foreign policy. Defending Homer and the tragic poets, the book concludes that the West has imbibed from the wrong Greeks.
Summary Book Review Collingwood on the Moral Principles of Art by Christopher Dreisbach:
Download or read book Collingwood on the Moral Principles of Art written by Christopher Dreisbach and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2009 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book addresses the apparent contradiction in moral condemnation of good artworks. Since there is no direct contradiction, it must involve a third thing that connects aesthetic value and moral value. A significant view about this third thing results from combining R. G. Collingwood's aesthetic and moral theories, and articulating a theory of judgment on his behalf. The view is that an artwork is aesthetically good if the artist fulfilled the moral duty to express emotion successfully. Why this matters and how it fits into the larger conversation about morality and art round out this book's study."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use by Rob Lovering:
Download or read book A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use written by Rob Lovering and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-08-12 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why does American law allow the recreational use of some drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, but not others, such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? The answer lies not simply in the harm the use of these drugs might cause, but in the perceived morality—or lack thereof—of their recreational use. Despite strong rhetoric from moral critics of recreational drug use, however, it is surprisingly difficult to discern the reasons they have for deeming the recreational use of (some) drugs morally wrong. In this book, Rob Lovering lays out and dissects various arguments for the immorality of using marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs recreationally. He contends that, by and large, these arguments do not succeed. Lovering’s book represents one of the first works to systematically present, analyze, and critique arguments for the moral wrongness of recreational drug use. Given this, as well as the popularity of the morality-based defense of the United States’ drug laws, this book is an important and timely contribution to the debate on the recreational use of drugs.
Summary Book Review Catalyst One by Robert E. Rushton:
Download or read book Catalyst One written by Robert E. Rushton and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A matrix of Morality-wisdom Philosophy-insights, Diplomatic-cynicism, Common-sense impressions, Whimsy-freak notions, Personal love-relations, Societal love-relations, War, Guerilla War, & Assassinations. New political-terminology and conceptions, And much more for you, the story maker, to ponder, extract and catalyze into your very own allergy using your genius to flesh it out, in your name, a legend of our time. Story-smiths will delight in the wisdom given in the various sections on love that may be extracted here-from and fashion into a story line. A refreshing change of outlook on this subject both from society's point of view and from the individual's intuitive instincts. The parabilic sections on Front Line War, Guerilla War and Assassination will offer the story maker pause for thought on these subjects. The story maker's own abstraction and reworking of these new concepts will leave ample scope for metamorphosis into ones own powerful narrative. The cynical section on diplomacy takes the subject to new horizons that will lead one from fresh works in this subject thus adding modern scope to those works of Michiavelli. The story maker's extraction, modification and reapplication of the various other sections of this work may possibly lead to new higher ground in plot constructs. This book will both entertain and enlighten you. A revolutionary and extraordinary book that crosses the boundaries of religion, philosophy, and intellectual thought with purity, lucidity, and protraction laid out in an order that allows full scope of craft a blueprint for your own book in word erection. This book of 'parables' venerates the probity of extraordinary events in the life and times of contemporary society and doings. It validates and encourages responsibility for creating your own truly insightful work. The book requires some effort in understanding fresh ground breaking concepts and thus willingness to learn and grasp new terminology.
Summary Book Review Awakening Warrior by Timothy L. Challans:
Download or read book Awakening Warrior written by Timothy L. Challans and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2007-05-01 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores moral progress in the American military.
Summary Book Review History and Morality by Donald Bloxham:
Download or read book History and Morality written by Donald Bloxham and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Against majority opinion within his profession, Donald Bloxham argues that it is legitimate, often unavoidable, and frequently important for historians to make value judgements about the past. History and Morality draws on a wide range of historical examples, and its author's insights as a practicing historian. Examining concepts like impartiality, neutrality, contextualisation, and the use and abuse of the idea of the past as a foreign country, Bloxham's book investigates how far tacit moral judgements infuse works of history, and how strange those histories would look if the judgements were removed. The author argues that rather than trying to eradicate all judgemental elements from their work, historians need to think more consistently about how, and with what justification, they make the judgements that they do. The importance of all this lies not just in the responsibilities that historians bear towards the past - responsibilities to take historical actors on those actors' own terms and to portray the impact of those actors' deeds - but also in the role of history as a source of identity, pride, and shame in the present. The account of moral thought in History and Morality has ramifications far beyond the activities of vocational historians.