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Fernando Savater
The Seven Capital Sins

(Los siete pecados capitales)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation

  • Published: 01/02/2006
  • ISBN: 9788483066539
  • 160 pages

Fernando Savater, an agnostic philosopher with a talent for shedding light on complex questions, challenges the long moral tradition of the sins described in the Middle Ages. He offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the virtues needed to overcome “temptations”: the humility to recognize ourselves for who we truly are; the generosity to face relationships with others; patience; temperance and diligence. The opinions of a rabbi and a Catholic priest round out an incisive text that questions accepted ideas and clichés to show how modern society can confront big ethical questions without abandoning the achievements of enlightened reason.

About the author

Fernando Savater is a professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, he put aside teaching in 1971 for political reasons, and then resumed activity at the UNED. From 1984 he was Professor of Ethics at the Universidad del País Basco and recently he was in charge of the chair of philosophy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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