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Matousek, Mark
Ethical wisdom : what makes us good / Mark Matousek
1st ed
New York : Doubleday, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF778 .M38 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Values
Conduct of life
Physical Description ix, 251 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-251)
Contents The laugh that preceded philosophy (harm/care). Homo duplex ; Mirrors in the mind ; Mother and child ; Venus and Mars ; Emotions ; Emotional intelligence -- Suckers, grudgers, and cheaters (justice/fairness). We tell ourselves stories ; Who am I? ; "Ought" does not exist in nature ; When the penis gets hard, the brain goes soft ; The Mardi Gras effect ; Suckers, grudgers, and cheaters ; The green-eyed monsters ; Lex talionis ; Ends and means ; Game theory ; Altruism -- Man is wolf to man (loyalty). Loyalty ; Us versus them ; Group narcissism ; Memes ; Donkeys and elephants -- The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see of its behind (respect/authority). Holy shit ; The dark triad ; Evil ; Playing with power ; One up, one down ; The passions -- How ought I to live? (purity/sacredness). The holy question -- Tests, games, and challenges

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