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MEDITATIONS FOR THE HUMANIST: Ethics for a Secular Age

A. C. Grayling, Author . Oxford Univ. $25 (208p) ISBN 0-19-515158-5

In entries recalling W.V.O. Quine's famed Quiddities, eminent University of London philosopher Grayling, also a Guardian columnist, definitionally meditates on "Hope"; "Betrayal"; "Intemperance"; "Blasphemy"; "Capitalism"; "Poverty"; "Racism"; "Nationalism" and another 40-odd abstract terms we experience in a very real way every day. "Frankness is often a weapon deployed to wound or take revenge," writes Grayling, but this book's plain definitional attempts are more in line with aspects of "Reason": "Choosing sound premises is what matters, and it is solely a human responsibility." (May)

Reviewed on: 04/01/2002
Release date: 05/01/2002
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