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The Ordinary Virtues - Moral Order in a Divided World

The Ordinary Virtues - Moral Order in a Divided World( )
Author: Ignatieff, Michael
ISBN:978-0-674-23749-0
Publication Date:Apr 2019
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Winner of the Zócalo Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"Combines powerful moral arguments with superb storytelling." --New Statesman

What moral values do we hold in common? As globalization draws us together economically, are the things we value converging or diverging? These twin questions led Michael Ignatieff to embark on a three-year, eight-nation journey in search of an answer. What we share, he found,...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.421 x 7.839 x 0.715 Inches
Book Weight:0.642 Pounds
Author Biography
Ignatieff, Michael (Author)


Michael Ignatieff, born in Toronto in 1947. But at the age of 11, Ignatieff was sent to Toronto to attend Upper Canada College as a boarder in 1959. At UCC, Ignatieff was elected a school prefect as Head of Wedd's House, was the captain of the varsity soccer team, and served as editor-in-chief of the school's yearbook. As well, Ignatieff volunteered for the Liberal Party during the 1965 federal election by canvassing the York South riding. He resumed his work for the Liberal Party in 1968, as a national youth organizer and party delegate for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau party leadership campaign. He then went on to continue his education at the University of Toronto and Harvard and Cambridge universities. In 1976, Ignatieff completed his Ph.D in History at Harvard University. He was granted a Cambridge M.A. by incorporation in 1978 on taking up a fellowship at King's College there. Michael Ignatieff has written television programs for the BBC, novels, and works of nonfiction. He has also authored essays and reviews for several publications including The New York Times. From 1990-93, he wrote a weekly column on international affairs for The Observer.

His family memoir, The Russian Album, received Canada's Governor General Award in 1988. His second novel, Scar Tissue, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. Other nonfiction works include A Just Measure of Pain, the Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution and the Warrior's Honor: Ethic War and the Modern Conscience.

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