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Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence by  Peter Unger - First edition - 1996 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009146)

Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence

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Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence

by Unger, Peter

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New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Fine. 8vo. [7], viii-xii, [2], 3-187, [1] pp. Bound in black cloth with silver lettering on the spine. One gathering (four leaves) bound upside down. Following in the footsteps of Peter Singer's landmark essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", Unger examines a number of difficult moral thought-experiments and typical reactions to them. He argues that our moral intuitions are often based on confusion brought about by psychological tendencies rather than our true moral commitments. Ultimately, Unger develops an argument in favor of the claim that it is morally wrong to fail to lessen the suffering of people who are distant from us. A very attractive copy of Unger's influential book.


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Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence
Unger, Peter
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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.


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