A Community of Individuals [NOOK Book]


First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Community of Individuals

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Editorial Reviews

Vincent Colapietro
This book is extremely well-written and well-argued.truly a joy to read. One gets the sense that one is in the presence of a wise person, with a knack for epigrams and an irrepressible sense of humor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134728237
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He has been President of the Society of the Advancement of American Philosophy, the C.S. Peirce Society, and the Metaphysical Society of America, and served on the national board of the American Philosophical Association. Lachs has written numerous books on a wide range of philosophical topics, including recently In Love with Life(1998).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Intellectuals and Courage
1 Intellectuals and Courage 5
2 Reflections on Philosophy 11
3 Teaching as a Calling 15
4 Education in the Twenty-First Century 23
Pt. II Issues for Individuals
5 What Humans Did Not Make 37
6 Valuational Species 47
7 Improving Life 59
8 Transcendence in Philosophy and in Everyday Life 73
9 The Vague Hope of Immortality 83
Pt. III Problems for Communities
10 Both Better Off and Better: Moral Progress amid Continuing Carnage 97
11 The Significance of Purposes for Bioethics 109
12 Grand Dreams of Perfect Peop1e 115
13 Researchers and Their Subjects as Neighbors 125
14 Dying Old as a Social Problem 129
Pt. IV American Philosophers
15 The Insignificance of Individuals 141
16 Santayana as Pragmatist 155
17 Neoplatonic Elements in the Spiritual Life 167
18 Peirce: Inquiry as Social Life 177
19 Peirce and Santayana on Purposes 187
20 Metaphysics and the Social Construction of Human Nature 193
Notes 205
Bibliography 215
Index 219
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