I have to admit that I felt daunted by the seven volumes of this book and bought the abridged edition.
Reading this book will greatly enhance my teaching not only of Ethics to graduate students but also Classical Literature, and Western Civilization to undergraduates.
It is in fact a very interesting read, and the fact that you learn a lot at the same time hasn't hurt me a bit.
These 730 pages compile but one-fourth of seven volumes in 2003 published by McSweeney's as "some thoughts on violence, freedom and urgent means" about the justifications... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John L Murphy
It is a very insightful and necessary book for our contemporary global society. This edition is very affordable, although the alternative seven volume set would be wonderful aside... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kyle Kendall
I started with the one-volume abridgement and was so impressed I bought copies for several friends and family members and then bought the original seven-volume edition which I am... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter C. Patton
"Rising Up and Rising Down" is a colossally ambitious study of violence in many of its different manifestations. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Benny Profane
What you should know before buying the one-volume version of the book is that it is a heavily condensed edition of a work that is seven volumes long. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Tim
Read it awhile back and can't write anything very useful, but I enjoyed it quite a bit and applaud the effort.Published on October 19, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Originally I was going to buy the seven volume version but then I became intimidated by the thought of spending that much time and energy on one book. Read morePublished on August 29, 2009 by Michael P. McCullough
I read this a year ago, and can recall little about it. My point exactly.
I have it listed as - too long and erratic. Read more
I have the revised edition (which is availble remaindered at the Barnes and Nobles in my areas for ten bucks), and I can see from the progress I have made in it that it is an... Read morePublished on July 3, 2007 by Judge-Penitent