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Six myths about the good life : thinking about what has value

Author: Joel Kupperman
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. We want to be happy. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if taken simply and generally they all miss out on something. Six Myths  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Kupperman
ISBN: 0872207838 9780872207837 087220782X 9780872207820
OCLC Number: 61204319
Description: x, 158 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Myth one : pursuing comfort and pleasure will lead to the best possible life --
Myth two : the desirable life equals the one that is most happy --
Myth three : the good life requires reaching a good equilibrium, a point at which the important difficulties are resolved --
Myth four : reason rather than emotions would be the best indicator of what would be a good life --
Myth five : there is no real connection, at least in this life, between true virtue and a desirable kind of life --
Myth six : true virtue is impeccable --
How can we know what has value?
Responsibility: Joel J. Kupperman.
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Provides an introduction to theories of the good life by exploring the strengths and weakness of six simple statements of what a good life should be. Drawing on classic Chinese, Indian, Greek and  Read more...

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This is the best introduction to philosophical accounts of the good life available. An excellent choice for any student of philosophy, this original and revealing study will inform, stimulate, and Read more...

 
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