The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life / Edition 1

The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life / Edition 1

by Jean Kazez
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405160772

ISBN-13: 9781405160773

Pub. Date: 04/17/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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'.

  • 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

Overview

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'.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives
  • An engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405160773
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/17/2007
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

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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