Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life : Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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What is the best life a human being can lead? The premier minds of western moral philosophy have attempted solutions to this fundamental question of human existence. In Living the Good Life, Gordon Graham introduces undergraduate students to the moral arguments of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzche, Mill, and Sartre in a dialectical manner that splices historical thought and the pressing concerns of modern readers, by making genuine connections between the questions that non-philosophers argue in real life and the essential academic ones. What gives our lives the most meaning and value? What should we want out of life? Is the best life a virtuous one or a happy one? Is happiness composed simply of pleasure? Does religion provide the best guide for a fulfilling existence?>
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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 149.86 x 230 x 17.78mm | 313g
  • Saint Paul, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1557782350
  • 9781557782359
  • 1,440,514

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"...very well well at involving the reader and moving the reader."--Canadian Philosophical Reviews "Graham's approach is lively and relevant. [He] relates his philosophical discussions to issues of contemporary concern such as drug-abuse, homosexuality, population growth and the problems of underdeveloped countries, and also includes enlivening anecdotes in which Dr. Johnson, Faust, and Trollope's Lady Linlithgow make brief illustrative appearances. He offers helpful thematic reading guides, usefully divided into original sources, commentaries and contemporary discussions. An excellent introduction to ethics."--Philosophical Quarterly "Interesting introduction to Western moral thought."--Teaching Philosophy
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About Gordon Graham

Gordon Graham is the Regius Professor of Philosophy at King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author of Politics in Its Place, Contemporary Social Philosophy, and The Idea of Christian Charity.
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