The Virtues of Our Vices
A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad HabitseBook - 2012
Are there times when it's right to be rude? Can we distinguish between good and bad gossip? Am I a snob if I think that NPR listeners are likely to be better informed than devotees of Fox News? Does sick humor do anyone any good? Can I think your beliefs are absurd but still respect you? In The Virtues of Our Vices, philosopher Emrys Westacott takes a fresh look at important everyday ethical questions--and comes up with surprising answers. He makes a compelling argument that some of our most common vices--rudeness, gossip, snobbery, tasteless humor, and disrespect for others' beliefs--often ha.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations