10 Moral Paradoxes

10 Moral Paradoxes

Author(s): Saul Smilansky

Print ISBN: 9781405160865

Online ISBN: 9780470696606

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696606


"This is an excellent book which I recommend wholeheartedly both as a source of beneficial thought experiments for the professional moral philosopher, and as a better stimulus for the student of moral philosophy than any theory-focused book could possibly be . . . It is clearly, elegantly and succinctly written, it is provocative and sometimes perplexing without ever crossing the line into the melodramatic or the precious and, perhaps best of all, it promotes tentative conclusions whilst leaving the reader plenty of space to pursue each of the issues further for herself." (The Analysis Trust, 3 July 2011)

"Smilansky's examples are freshly minted… They're thought provoking, and Smilansky's discussion is a pleasure… [I]f we take morality seriously, we need to reflect with open minds about the kinds of cases he describes, and finding views we can live with will constitute some kind of progress in our moral life." (Mark Sainsbury FBA, Times Literary Supplement)

"Saul Smilansky's 10 Moral Paradoxes is a delightful book. The paradoxes are easy to appreciate and though it's written in a light and accessible style, it still has plenty of philosophical heft. " (Michael Cholbi, PEA Soup)

"His writing is clear and lively. He avoids unnecessary technicalities. His ideas are grounded in vivid examples." (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2009)

"[B]rief, succinct, and a pleasure to read. Some of the chapters (for instance, the chapter on Fortunate Misfortune) would also make excellent reading for seminars on any undergraduate course… It is well worth reading." (Theoria)