The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work
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This book is concerned with how we should think and act in our work, leisure activities, and time utilization in order to achieve flourishing lives. The scope papers range from general theoretical considerations of the value, e.g. 'What is a balanced life?', to specific types of considerations, e.g. 'How should we cope with the effects of work on moral decision-making?'show more

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  • Hardback | 178 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739141406
  • 9780739141403

About Mitchell R. Haney

Mitchell R. Haney is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida. A. David Kline is professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida and director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. He is co-editor of Introductory Readings in The Philosophy of Science, Philosophy: The Basic Issues, and Agricultural Bioethics.show more

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The writers of these essays are top-notch, the variety of angles taken is useful, and the applications are very relevant to contemporary business. The essays in this book not only help us to think through the issues of work and leisure, but they help us see how philosophers throughout the ages have provided insight to this issue. -- Andy Gustafson, Creighton Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Theoretical Considerations of Time, Balance, Work, and Leisure Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Balancing Work and Leisure Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Phenomenological Reflections on Work and Leisure in America Chapter 5 Chapter 3. The Question of Philosophical Leisure: A Philosophy of Communication Part 6 Part II. Theory Meets Practice in the World of Work and Leisure Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Yes We Can Live Reasonably Well and Decently in an Imperfect World (Or How Work and Leisure Contribute to a Flourishing Life) Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Corporate Culture and Quality of Life: The Virtues of Industry and the Rewards of Leisure Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Worthwhile Living in Second Life Part 10 Part III. Reflective Practices Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Wisdom and Work Chapter 12 Chapter 8. The Effects of Work on Moral Decision-Making Chapter 13 Chapter 9. The Value of Slowshow more

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