Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven 'Deadly' Sins by Robert C. Solomon, William Gass, Don Herzog, William Miller, Jerry Neu, James Ogilvy, Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Spelman
Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven 'Deadly' Sins
Author: Robert C. Solomon, William Gass, Don Herzog, William Miller, Jerry Neu, James Ogilvy, Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Spelman
Title: Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven 'Deadly' Sins
ISBN10: 0742508455
ISBN13: 978-0742508453
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2000)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1730 kb
Size epub: 1390 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
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Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
The seven deadly sins have provided gossip, amusement, and the plots of morality plays for nearly fifteen hundred years. In Wicked Pleasures, well-known philosopher, business ethicist, and admitted sinner Robert C. Solomon brings together a varied group of contributors for a new look at an old catalogue of sins. Solomon introduces the sins as a group, noting their popularity and pervasiveness. From the formation of the canon by Pope Gregory the Great, the seven have survived the sermonizing of the Reformation, the Inquisition, the Enlightenment, the brief French reign of supreme reason, the apotheoses of capitalism, communism, secular humanism and postmodernism, the writings of numerous rabbis and evangelical moralists, two series in the New York Times, and several bad movies. Taking their cue from this remarkable history, the contributors, allowed one sin apiece, provide a non-sermonizing and relatively light-hearted romp through the domain of the deadly seven.