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The Examined Life: An Adventure in Moral Philosophy serves as deep dive into the self-consciousness of man, described on the original 1957 cover flaps as follows: "Man, according to Warner Fite, is the only animal that knows he is an animal, and though this very self consciousness, he ceases to be merely an animal. Self-consciousness is the arch-achievement of human nature, and what we call morality is simply the self-conscious living of life. …For Warner Fite, there is no moral authority that stands above the conscience, … or to put it another way, the sincere, self-questioning individual is an authority although not an omniscient one. His authority springs from his responsibility, from the fact that he wants to "answer for" what he does and what he believes."

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  1. Half Title
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  1. Logo
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. MORALITY—WHAT IS IT?
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  1. THE MORAL PHILOSOPHER
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  1. Aquaria
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  1. THE LOGIC OF THE STANDARD
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  1. THE ORDERED SOCIETY
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  1. THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT
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  1. The Stone Floor
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  1. THE WISDOM OF THE SERPENT
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  1. THE BEAUTY OF VIRTUE
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  1. THE BEAUTY OF KNOWLEDGE
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  1. JUSTIFICATION BY KNOWLEDGE
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  1. THE ENJOYMENT OF LIFE
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  1. THE SUBSTANCE OF LIFE
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  1. THE EXPERIENCE OF TRUTH
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  1. THE PRESENCE OF THE DIVINE
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  1. The Beginning of the End of the Beginning
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9780253048530
MARC Record
OCLC
1259584850
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
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