Ideas from 'What is Good?' by A.C. Grayling [2003], by Theme Structure

[found in 'What is Good? The Best Way to Live' by Grayling,A.C. [Phoenix 2003,0-75381-755-1]].

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / c. Later medieval philosophy
Lucretius was rediscovered in 1417
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / e. Honour
In an honour code shame is the supreme punishment, and revenge is a duty
24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 4. Suicide
If suicide is lawful, but assisting suicide is unlawful, powerless people are denied their rights
29. Religion / A. Religious Thought / 1. Religious Belief
Religion gives answers, comforts, creates social order, and panders to superstition
29. Religion / E. Immortality / 1. Immortality
In Greek mythology only heroes can go to heaven
To make an afterlife appealing, this life has to be denigrated