- Publication date:
- Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -171) and index.
- Introduction.1. This Mortal World.2. Strange Lives.3. Reason and Luck.4. Is Happiness All That Matters?.5. Necessities.6. Puzzles of Diversity.7. Hard Choices.8. Trying to be Good.9. The Religious Realm.10. Taking Aim.Notes.Bibliography.Acknowledgments.Index.
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- Publisher's Summary:
"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'. This book 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. It 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; and, gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives. This is an engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers.
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