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Author Matousek, Mark.

Title Ethical wisdom : what makes us good / Mark Matousek.

Published New York : Doubleday, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  170 MATO    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description ix, 251 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The laugh that preceded philosophy (harm/care). Homo duplex ; Mirrors in the mind ; Mother and child ; Venus and Mars ; Emotions ; Emotional intelligence -- Suckers, grudgers, and cheaters (justice/fairness). We tell ourselves stories ; Who am I? ; "Ought" does not exist in nature ; When the penis gets hard, the brain goes soft ; The Mardi Gras effect ; Suckers, grudgers, and cheaters ; The green-eyed monsters ; Lex talionis ; Ends and means ; Game theory ; Altruism -- Man is wolf to man (loyalty). Loyalty ; Us versus them ; Group narcissism ; Memes ; Donkeys and elephants -- The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see of its behind (respect/authority). Holy shit ; The dark triad ; Evil ; Playing with power ; One up, one down ; The passions -- How ought I to live? (purity/sacredness). The holy question -- Tests, games, and challenges.
Subject Values.
Conduct of life.
ISBN 9780385527897 (hbk.)
0385527896 (hbk.)