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Human predicaments : and what to do about them

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
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Here, John Kekes draws on anthropology, history, and literature in order to help us cope with the common predicaments that plague us as we try to take control of our lives. In each chapter he offers fascinating new ways of thinking about a particular problem that is fundamental to how we live, such as facing difficult choices, uncontrollable contingencies, complex evaluations, the failures of justice, the miasma of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kekes
ISBN: 9780226359595 022635959X
OCLC Number: 970403070
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: John Kekes.

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Here, John Kekes draws on anthropology, history, and literature in order to help us cope with the common predicaments that plague us as we try to take control of our lives. In each chapter he offers fascinating new ways of thinking about a particular problem that is fundamental to how we live, such as facing difficult choices, uncontrollable contingencies, complex evaluations, the failures of justice, the miasma of boredom, and the inescapable hypocrisies of social life.

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