Grudgers, Suckers, Sinners and Saints
Meet Grudger and Sucker - the egoist and the altruist.
Follow them on their philosophical journey together as they
climb a mountain of ethical and metaphysical questions.
Watch them argue as they struggle over increasingly
difficult terrain - from the justification for
environmentalism, to the ethics of nuclear warfare, to the
nature of empathy, to the origins of political systems, and
finally to the nature of the self and religious ideas of
This 100+ A4-page resource takes a fresh approach to the classical issues of moral philosophy by using real-life examples from literature, politics, anthropology, economics, popular culture and current affairs. The method is to examine these sources in terms of the philosophical questions they give rise to. This way, students discover for themselves the issues that have been the focus of philosophical analysis throughout the history of the subject. The strategic objective of the book is to teach the key ideas through meaningful classroom activities.