The Other Side of Virtue: Where Our Virtues Come From, What They Really Mean, and Where They Might Be Taking Us

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John Hunt Publishing Limited, 2008 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Using ancient heroic epics and sagas like Beowulf, the Illiad and Odyssey, the Eddas, the Tain Bo Cuailnge, and literature inspired by them including the works of the Renaissance and Romanticism, Shakespeare, Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling, this book explains the world-view that gave birth to our virtues. In that world-view, life involves inevitable confrontations with inexplicable events like fortune, nature, other people, and death itself.

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I read this very slowly and very much enjoyed the second and third movements. These two parts are what I will be going back too time and again. Read full review

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A very readable philosophical book full of relevant ideas for how we approach modern life. I couldn't put it down. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Brendan Myers was born on the fourth of July, in his family's home in Canada. He studied philosophy and drama as an undergrad at the University of Guelph, in the city of Guelph, Ontario, as well as at Memorial University of Newfoundland, both in Canada.

Brendan is currently studying at the Ph.D. level working as a research associate in the department of philosophy of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland. He holds dual citizenship with both Canada, his native country and Ireland where his father was born. Currently living in Ireland, Brendan hopes to make Europe his permanent home.

While unorthodox spirituality is one of his main areas of philosophical interest, Brendan is also interested in social/political thought, civil disobedience, ethics, world mythology, and environmental philosophy. His keen interest in politics and social justice developed during his two year tenure as the president of Local 3913 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

He has had the good fortune to present his ideas before His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh, and in several good local pubs.

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