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The philosophy of the good life

Author: Thomas E Hill
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Hill
ISBN: 0773463402 9780773463400
OCLC Number: 55657705
Description: x, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Commendatory Preface - Thomas E. Hill, Jr. i Foreword - Thomas E. Hill, Sr. iv Introduction - Thomas. E. Hill, Sr. 1 Chapter I: What Is It for Anything to Be Good? 5 1. Primary Function and Import of Claims that Things Are Good 5 2. The Ordered Components and Common Structures of Claims that Things Are Good 8 3. Being Good from a Restricted Point of View 14 4. Being Good in an Inclusive Perspective or Overall 19 5. Basic Requirements for Anything's Being Overall Good 23 Chapter II: What is a Life of a Human Being? 35 1. The Inherited Capacities and Dispositions of a Human Being 35 2. The Environments of a Human Being 39 3. The Principal Ends of a Human Being 46 4. The Ongoing Life of a Human Being 54 5. Basic Requirements for a Good Life Overall for a Human Being 57 Chapter III: A Good Life from the Point of View of Personal Happiness 63 1. The End of Personal Happiness 63 2. Modes of Life Directed to the End of Personal Happiness 69 3. Evaluation of Modes of Life Directed to the End of Personal Happiness 81 Chapter IV: A Good Life from the Point of View of Personal Fulfillment 93 1. The End of Personal Fulfillment 93 2. Modes of Life Directed to the End of Personal Fulfillment 102 3. Evaluation of Modes of Life Directed to the End of Personal Fulfillment 113 Chapter V: A Good Life from the Point of View of Just Community 127 1. The End of Just Community 127 2. Modes of Life Directed to the End of Just Community 167 3. Evaluation of Modes of Life Directed to the End of Just Community 172 Chapter VI: A Good Life from the Point of View of Loving Community 187 1. The End of Loving Community 187 2. Modes of Life Oriented to the End of Loving Community 197 3. Evaluation of Modes of Life Oriented to the End of Loving Community 214 A Concluding Comment 226 Select Bibliography 230 Index 241
Responsibility: Thomas E. Hill, Sr.

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