Weight of Things Philosophy and the Good Life

ISBN-10: 1405160780

ISBN-13: 9781405160780

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jean Kazez

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The Weight of Things explores the hard questions of our daily lives, examining both classic and contemporary accounts of what it means to lead 'the good life'. Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, the Stoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions from other traditions, such as Buddhism Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophers including Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, John Finnis, and Susan Wolf Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies and media, and the news Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives An engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
This Mortal World
Strange Lives
Reason and Luck
Is Happiness All That Matters?
Necessities
Puzzles of Diversity
Hard Choices
Trying to be Good
The Religious Realm
Taking Aim
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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