Skip to content

Human Goodness

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0299226700

ISBN-13: 9780299226701

Edition: 2008

Authors: Yi-Fu Tuan

List price: $24.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

In his many best-selling books, Yi-Fu Tuan seizes big, metaphysical issues and considers them in uniquely accessible ways. "Human Goodness" is evidence of this talent and is both as simple, and as epic, as it sounds. Genuinely good people and their actions, Tuan contends, are far from boring, naive, and trite; they are complex, varied, and enormously exciting. In a refreshing antidote to skeptical times, he writes of ordinary human courtesies, as simple as busing your dishes after eating, that make society functional and livable. And he writes of extraordinary courage and inventiveness under the weight of adversity and evil. He considers the impact of communal goodness over time, and his sketches of six very different individuals--Confucius, Socrates, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Keats, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Simone Weil--confirm that there are human lives that can encourage and lead us to our better selves.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
Vignettes: Range and Variety of Goodness
Doing Good in the Midst of Evil
Good Individuals: Their Life Stories
Reflections
Notes
Index