Ethics of Compassion: Bridging Ethical Theory and Religious Moral Discourse

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Lexington Books, 2008 - Philosophy - 141 pages
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David Hockney, one of the world’s greatest living artists, is creating some of the most significant work of his long career, painting the landscape and changing seasons of his native Yorkshire. These large, colorful works are the capstone of his engagement with nature, not only in England but also in the American Southwest, through the media of painting and photography. This book, the catalog of the first major Hockney museum exhibition in many years, offers a glorious view of the landscape as seen by the artist, and it includes not only his recent paintings but also his iPhone and iPad drawings. Essays by leading art historians—as well as a more literary piece by novelist Margaret Drabble and Hockney’s own reflections on his recent work—explore Hockney’s art from various perspectives.

Praise for David Hockney:

"Supplemented with numerous essays by art critics and Hockney himself, this is a mesmerizing volume of an established artist who continues to assert his dynamic relevancy." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 "This glorious volume showcases this unique and exhilarating body of work, which celebrates the pulse of life in trees, fields, flowers, and clouds over the great cycle of the seasons . . . The enlightening commentary is merely prelude to a swoon once the reader turns to the 300 resplendent color reproductions." —Booklist, starred review
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Golden Rule Reasoning
7
Compassion and Related Notions
21
Compassion as the Basis of Moral Value
39
Precepts for Avoiding Doing Evil
57
Virtues and Moral Aspiration
73
Will Responsibility and Selflessness
97
Joyful Living
123
Works Cited
127
Index
135
Note on the Author
141
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Richard Reilly has authored over three dozen conference papers and journal articles. He is Board of Trustees Professor of Philosophy at St. Bonaventure University.

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