Personal Destinies: A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism / Edition 1

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Decades of painstaking and sometimes agonizing work in philosophy prove to be worth it all when a book like David Norton's comes along. Moreover, this book provides that philosophy need by no means be a dry and bloodless affair.... One is hard-pressed to think of any other recent or near-recent book that is scholarly yet speaks to laymen so directly, accessibly, and, as a great bonus, beautifully.
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"Decades of painstaking and sometimes agonizing work in philosophy prove to be worth it all when a book like David Norton's comes along. Moreover, this book provides that philosophy need by no means be a dry and bloodless affair.... One is hard-pressed to think of any other recent or near-recent book that is scholarly yet speaks to laymen so directly, accessibly, and, as a great bonus, beautifully."—
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691019758
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1977
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 The Ethical Priority of Self-Actualization 3
2 Critique of Recent Eudaimonisms: British Absolute Idealism 42
3 Critique of Recent Eudaimonisms: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche 64
4 Critique of Recent Eudaimonisms: The Existentialism of Sartre 95
5 The Metaphysics of Individualism 122
6 The Stages of Life: Childhood, Adolescence, Maturation, Old Age 158
7 Eudaimonia: The Quality of Moral Life in the Stage of Maturation 216
8 Our Knowledge of Other Persons 241
9 Social Entailments of Self-Actualization: Love and "Congeniality of Excellences" 275
10 Intrinsic Justice and Division of Labor in Consequent Sociality 310
Unscholarly Epilogue 355
Notes 359
Index 387
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