The Virtues of Our Vices

The Virtues of Our Vices

A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits

eBook - 2012
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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
ISBN: 9781400839506
1400839505
9780691141992
0691141991
Characteristics: 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations

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