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Description - Commitment by Dr. Piers Benn

Most of us care about certain people and things, and some of these concerns become personal commitments, involving our values, our relationships, our work and our religious or political stances. But what is commitement, and why should it matter? Is social commitment - for example, to the family - being eroded by individualism or ironic detachment? And how should we deal with the potential tension between devotion to a life-stance, and the doubts prompted by pursuit of rational integrity? In this work, Piers Benn delves into the relationship between commitment and meaningful life, and asks whether commitment must be based on truth to provide such meaning. He also explores obstacles to commitment such as boredom, sloth and indifference. Drawing on his own experience of dithering and procrastination, he suggests that a sceptical, cautious attitude to important matters can be both a virtue and a real obstacle to human fulfillment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844652310
ISBN-10: 1844652319
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Acumen Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Piers Benn

Piers Benn has lectured in philosophy at the universities of St Andrews and Leeds, and in medical ethics and law at Imperial College London.

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