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Reflections On How We Live

Annette Baier


The author presents a series of new and recent essays in ethics, broadly conceived to include both engagements with other philosophers and personal meditations on life. The author's unique voice and insight illuminate a wide range of topics. In the public sphere, she enquires into patriotism, what we owe future people, and what toleration we should have for killing. In the private sphere, she discusses honesty, self-knowledge, hope, sympathy, and self-trust, and offers personal reflections on faces, friendship, and alienating affection.

Keywords: ethics, patriotism, future people, toleration for killing, honesty, self-knowledge, hope, sympathy, self-trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annette Baier, author
University of Pittsburgh