Five Moral Pieces (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 2002 - Philosophy - 128 pages
24 Reviews
Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is unstoppable and the enemy is always behind the lines?
In the most personal of the essays, Eco recalls experiencing liberation from fascism in Italy as a boy, and examines the various historical forms of fascism, always with an eye toward such ugly manifestations today. And finally, in an intensely personal open letter to an Italian cardinal, Eco reflects on a question underlying all the reflections in the book--what does it mean to be moral or ethical when one doesn't believe in God?
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
10
3 stars
11
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Five Moral Pieces

User Review  - James F - Goodreads

Five essays on moral aspects of politics; one on war, one on nonreligious bases for morality, one on the press, one on the nature of fascism, and one on migration and intolerance. These were ... Read full review

Review: Five Moral Pieces

User Review  - Goodreads

Five essays on moral aspects of politics; one on war, one on nonreligious bases for morality, one on the press, one on the nature of fascism, and one on migration and intolerance. These were ... Read full review

Contents

Reflections on War
When the Other Appears on the Scene
On the Press
UrFascism
Migration Tolerance and the Intolerable
Back Matter
Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

UMBERTO ECO is the author of five novels and numerous essay collections, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Bibliographic information