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Description - Real Ethics by John M. Rist

John Rist surveys the history of ethics from Plato to the present and offers a vigorous defence of an ethical theory based on a revised version of Platonic realism. In a wide-ranging discussion he examines well-known alternatives to Platonism, in particular--Epicurus, Hobbes, Hume and Kant, as well as contemporary "practical reasoners". His accessible study is enhanced by a strong sense of philosophical history, and will be of interest to students and scholars of ethics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521006088
ISBN-10: 0521006082
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John M. Rist

John Rist is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Classics, University of Toronto. His publications include Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (1994) and many journal articles.

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