OWEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022
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Fear, hatred and suspicion are in the ascendant worldwide. What should we do and how should we behave to help reverse this ugly trend? This is the question that was uppermost in the mind of Dr Jim Walsh when he decided to write one of the most important and timely books we at Peter Owen have ever published – Ethics Starts with You.
At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles that affect how people make decisions and lead their lives. It tackles these dilemmas:
- How to live a good life
- Our rights and responsibilities
- The language of right and wrong
- Moral decisions – what is good and bad?
Ethics Starts with You explores how we might become better human beings. Each chapter presents a clear, jargon-free overview of an idea, primarily from philosophers such as Hans-Georg Gadamer, Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre. As part of that exploration, each philosophical idea is paired with an example from culture – a film, a work of literature, a piece of music, an artwork – the aim being to encourage a more personal ethical perspective than is on offer from traditional moral theories when thinking about our relationships and impact upon one another.
In essence, this groundbreaking book addresses what is it to be human and to possess the virtue of humanity.
Ethics Starts with You will be published by Peter Owen in spring 2022. Of the first impression a limited number of signed and numbered copies will be reserved for those readers who wish to engage now with Dr Jim’s exploration of our humanity and how best to deploy it in an age when hostility to others is becoming second nature to so many.
|Date Published||Spring 2022|