Is Nothing Sacred?

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Ben Mark Rogers
Psychology Press, 2004 - 148 strán (strany)

We call many things sacred, from cows, churches and paintings to flags and burial grounds. Is it still meaningful to talk of things being sacred, or is the idea merely a relic of a bygone religious age? Does everything - and every life - have its price?

Is Nothing Sacred? is a stimulating and wide-ranging debate about some of the major moral dilemmas facing us today, such as the value of human life, art, the environment, and personal freedom.

Packed with clearly presented controversial issues, we are asked to decide whether we should revere life when someone chooses to die, preserve the giant California redwoods, cherish Vermeer's originals for their own sake, or curtail personal freedom for the greater good. Ronald Dworkin argues that the concept of the scared is essential to any human ethics, and Simon Blackburn explains why he thinks 'a humanist should not feel guilty at the emotions of awe and reverence that can be inspired by great religious works of art. Throughout, the idea of the sacred in a secular age is hotly debated amongst the authors and put to the test: should it be abandoned altogether, or does it still have something to teach us?

Is Nothing Sacred? brings together outstanding philosophers and thinkers, including Suzanne Uniacke, Michael Clark, Alan Holland, Simon Blackburn, Richard Dawkins, Richard Norman, Alan Howarth, Nigel Warburton, Matthew Kieran and John Harris.

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Introduction Ben Rogers
1
Nature Science and the Sacred Richard Norman
7
Is Nature Sacred? Alan Holland
28
Is Art Sacred? Nigel Warburton
42
Art and the Limitations of Experience Matthew Kieran
51
Is Life Sacred? Suzanne Uniacke
59
The Sacred and the Profane Simona Giordano and John Harris
81
Is Liberty Sacred? Alan Haworth
93
The Limits of Liberty Michael Clark
111
The Idea of the Sacred Piers Benn
119
Salvaging the Sacred Simon Blackburn
128
The Sacred and the Scientist Richard Dawkins
135
The Concept of the Sacred Ronald Dworkin
138
Index
144
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Ben Rogers is based at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. He is the author of Beef and Liberty: Beef, Bull and English Patriots (2003), A J Ayer: A Life (1999) and Pascal (1998).

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