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Ashby, Warren 1920-

Works: 8 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 1,029 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BJ71, 170.9
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Most widely held works by Warren Ashby
A comprehensive history of Western ethics : what do we believe? by Warren Ashby( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Warren Ashby speaks both to university students in history and ethics and, more generally, to those individuals interested in but perplexed by their own moral values as they attempt to create satisfying lives in an increasingly complex world. Ashby includes the great thinkers and periods that have shaped Western ethics: the Greeks, the Hebrew prophets, the Roman Stoics, St. Augustine, the medieval ethicists, the Renaissance and Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Romantics, and the radical revolutions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the period from 1850 to 1920, Ashby notes, the transformations wrought by the four great modern thinkers - Darwim, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud - both extended and significantly challenged the traditional core beliefs of the West and, as a result, bestowed upon us a profound moral crisis, one that we have not yet successfully met. Consequently, as we stand at the brink of the twenty-first century, with its further technological breakthroughs and social upheavals, how will we deal with the moral uncertainties that await us? In his final chapter Ashby contends that while remaining alive to our Western ethical heritage, we will have no choice but to confront its basic presuppositions as we move into a more pluralistic society, for he asserts that the ideology of the future cannot be exclusively Western; future history cannot be purely Western history. So, while this history of ethics cannot tell us how to live, it can offer to the reader what is prerequisite to a more satisfying life: an insightful and inclusive history of where our own ethical beliefs have come from and a sense of the challenges that await us all. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe? embraces all who are concerned with expanding human rights, finding new ways to think about moral experience, and discovering an ethical perspective appropriate to their own lives
Frank Porter Graham, a Southern liberal by Warren Ashby( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Porter Graham by Warren Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report to the Visiting Committee, April 25, 1972 : the Residential College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by University of North Carolina at Greensboro( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The promise of the South : address delivered to North Carolina Student Human Relations Seminar, Chapel Hill, N.C., December 11, 1960 by Warren Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A comprehensive history of Western ethics : what do we believe?
Alternative Names
Ashby, W. Allen

Ashby, W. Allen 1920-1985

Ashby, Warren Allen 1920-1985

Warren Ashby American philosopher

Warren Ashby filósofo estadounidense

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