The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

2015.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Susan Wolf, The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love, Oxford University Press, 2015, 263pp., $45.00 (pbk),
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2015.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Susan Wolf, The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love, Oxford University Press, 2015, 263pp., $45.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780195332810. Reviewed by Sara Protasi, University of Puget Sound Few essays evoke the same enthusiastic praise for their combination of rigorous reasoning, elegant writing style and influential thesis as Susan Wolf's "Moral Saints."[1] Its placement as the inaugural piece in this collection allows one to see that it is not only chronologically but also conceptually prior to Wolf's subsequent essays. It contains the seeds, in Wolf's own metaphor, from which sprouted an impressively cohesive collection of arguments concerning the forcefulness and inescapability of moral demands, and the significance and resilience of nonmoral values. In the introduction, with a mixture of humility and pride, Wolf calls attention to the systematic nature of these thirteen articles (only one of. . .

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