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Author Martin, Mike W., 1946-

Title Of Mottos and Morals : Simple Words for Complex Virtues / Mike W. Martin
Published Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 169 pages)
Contents I: Coping; 1 Introduction; 2 Tools in Coping; II: Character; 3 Identity and Character; 4 Self-Help, Mutual-Aid; 5 Pursuing Happiness; III: Community; 6 Leading, Creating, Writing; 7 Mottos in the Marketplace; 8 Campaigns and Causes; IV: Credo; 9 Ethical Theories; 10 Spirituality; 11 Golden Rule Pragmatism; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Summary Whether in slogans, catchphrases, adages or proverbs, we encounter mottos every day, but we rarely take time to reflect on them. In Of Mottos and Morals: Simple Words for Complex Virtues, Martin explores the possibility that mottos themselves are worthy of serious thought, examining how they contribute to moral guidance and help us grapple with complexity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mottoes -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Proverbs -- History and criticism.
Slogans -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Terms and phrases -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442221305 (electronic bk.)
9781442221307 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)