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Heart and Mind
The Varieties of Moral Experience





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ISBN 9780415304498
Published February 6, 2003 by Routledge
240 Pages

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With a new introduction by the author. It is a book of superb spirit and style, more entertaining than a work of philosophy has any right to be.’ – Times Literary Supplement. Throughout our lives we are making moral choices. Some decisions simply direct our everyday comings and goings; others affect our individual destinies. How do we make those choices? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from, and how can we make more informed decisions? In clear, entertaining prose Mary Midgley takes us to the heart of the matter: the human experience that is central to all decision-making. First published: 1983.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Human Heart and Other Organs; Chapter 2 Freedom and Heredity; Chapter 3 Creation and Originality; Chapter 4 G. E. Moore on the Ideal; Chapter 5 Trying Out One's New Sword; Chapter 6 The Objection to Systematic Humbug; Chapter 7 Is ‘Moral’ A Dirty Word?; Chapter 8 The Game Game; Chapter 9 The Notion of Instinct;

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Biography

Mary Midgley (1919-2018) was one of the most renowned moral philosophers of her generation and the author of many books, including Beast and Man, Wickedness and The Myths We Live By. She has taken part in many broadcast events, including The Moral Maze and Woman's Hour.

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'It is a book of superb spirit and style, more entertaining than a work of philosophy has any right to be.' - Times Literary Supplement