An Ethics of Personality

  • Publish Date: 1995-12-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Agnes Heller
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This volume addresses the ultimate question of modern ethics: how is morality possible after the death of God . It is the closing volume - after General Ethics and Philosophy of Morals - of Agnes Heller's trilogy A Theory of Morals . The book opens by exploring Nietszche's ethics of personality as exemplified in his passionate critical engagement with Wagner's Parsifal in a reading of his A Geneology of Morals . It continues by examining the case for a non-absolutist ethics employing ideas, norms and rules from traditional and modern moral philosophies, particularly those of Kant and Kierkgaard. It concludes by proposing the re-introduction of such traditional concepts as love, beauty and happiness into modern ethics.



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