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Edition: Picador
Date of issue: September 1st 2002
ISBN: 0805045562
ISBN 13: 9780805045567
The author of the book: André Comte-Sponville
Language: English
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In this graceful, incisive book, writer-philosopher André Comte-Sponville reexamines the classical virtues to help us understand "what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live." In the process, he gives us an entirely new perspective on the value, relevance, and charm of the Western ethical tradition. Drawing on thinkers from Aristotle to Simone Weil, by way of Aquinas, Kant, Rilke, Nietzsche, Spinoza, and Rawls, among others, Comte-Sponville elaborates on the qualities that constitute the essence and excellence of humankind. Starting with politeness-almost a virtue-and ending with love-which transcends all morality-A Small Treatise takes us on a tour of the eighteen essential virtues: fidelity, prudence, temperance, courage, justice, generosity, compassion, mercy, gratitude, humility, simplicity, tolerance, purity, gentleness, good faith, and even, surprisingly, humor.

Sophisticated, lucid, and full of wit, this modestly titled yet immensely important work provides an indispensable guide to finding what is right and good in everyday life.

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Ebook A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life read Online! André Comte-Sponville, philosophe matérialiste, rationaliste et humaniste, est né à Paris, en 1952. Ancien élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, agrégé de philosophie, docteur de troisième cycle, il est aussi Docteur Honoris Causa de l'Université de Mons-Hainaut, en Belgique.

André Comte-Sponville fut maître de conférences à la Sorbonne1 (Université Paris I) jusqu'en 1998, date depuis laquelle il se consacre exclusivement à l'écriture et aux conférences qu'il donne en dehors de l'Université.
André Comte-Sponville est membre du Comité Consultatif National d'Ethique depuis mars 2008.

André Comte-Sponville a souvent été invité sur les plateaux télévisés, notamment chez Michel Polac, Bernard Pivot, Guillaume Durand, Frédéric Ferney, Christine Ockrent, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor et Serge Moati.






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