Item #CNJL2450 The Development of Ethics; A Historical and Critical Study. Terence Irwin.
The Development of Ethics; A Historical and Critical Study
The Development of Ethics; A Historical and Critical Study

The Development of Ethics; A Historical and Critical Study

New York: Oxford University Press, 2007-2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Three volumes (complete), quarto size, 2823 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2450
ISBN: 9780199543274

" 'The Development of Ethics' is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It discusses the main topics of moral philosophy as they have developed historically, including: the human good, human nature, justice, friendship, and morality; the methods of moral inquiry; the virtues and their connexions; will, freedom, and responsibility; reason and emotion; relativism, subjectivism, and realism; the theological aspect of morality...[Irwin] presents the leading moral philosophers of the past as participants in a rational discussion that is still being carried on..." [n.b., from the rear panel].

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in black cloth over boards, gilt lettering stamped on spines; quarto size (9.9" x 6.8"), pagination: Vol. I, From Socrates to the Reformation [i-xxviii,1] 2-812. Vol. II, From Suarez to Rousseau [i-xxiv,1] 2-911. Vol. III, From Kant to Rawls [i-xxviii,1] 2-1020. The dust jackets, summary of the work on the back panels, without a printed price.

___CONDITION: Volumes are fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings. Dust jackets are near fine, with very minor edgewear, a single 1.4" closed tear on the front cover of Volume III, and slight loss of gloss to jackets.

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Price: $375.00