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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Currently reading - The Fundamentals of Ethics by Russ Shafer-Landau

I can thank Jean Kazez for recommending this book. I'm not very far into it, and I'm already finding points to disagree with. But it's a very clear, accessible, and (judging by the table of contents) comprehensive text on current philosophical ethics. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy the whole book.

It was published only last year, so we'd all be struggling to think of a more up-to-date introductory text on this subject. At this early stage I'd rank it above James Rachels' equivalent book, even though the latter is also very good.


Felix said...

Have you seen or heard anything about A.C. Grayling's new book, "The Good Book: A Secular Bible"?

Russell Blackford said...

I knew he was publishing a book with that title, but I don't know anything about it beyond that.