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By André Comte-Sponville

An totally unique exploration of the undying human virtues and the way they follow to the way in which we are living now, from a daring and dynamic French writer.

In this sleek, incisive booklet, writer-philosopher André Comte-Sponville reexamines the vintage human virtues to assist us under-stand "what we must always do, who we must always be, and the way we must always live." within the procedure, he offers us a completely new point of view at the price, the relevance, or even the attraction of the Western moral tradition.

Drawing on thinkers from Aristotle to Simone Weil, in terms of Aquinas, Kant, Rilke, Nietzsche, Spinoza, and Rawls, between others, Comte-Sponville elaborates at the traits that represent the essence and excellence of humankind. beginning courteously -- nearly a advantage -- and ing with love -- which transcs all morality -- A Small Treatise at the nice Virtues takes us on a travel of the eighteen crucial virtues: constancy, prudence, temperance, braveness, justice, generosity, compassion, mercy, gratitude, humility, simplicity, tolerance, purity, gentleness, strong religion, or even, unusually, humor.Sophisticated and lucid, choked with wit and vivacity, this modestly titled but immensely very important paintings presents an imperative consultant to discovering what's correct and solid in daily life.

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