Eros and the Good

Eros and the Good

by James S. Gouinlock

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591021483
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 01/25/2004
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James S. Gouinlock (Atlanta, GA) is professor emeritus of philosophy at Emory University and the author or editor of six books, including Rediscovering the Moral Life: Philosophy and Human Practice and The Moral Writings of John Dewey.

Table of Contents

Preface11
Acknowledgments17
1.Introduction: Moral Appraisal19
a.The Travails of Moral Philosophy19
b.Knowing Better22
c.Philosophic Appraisal24
d.Foundations35
2.The Cosmic Landscape39
a.Philosophies as Sources of Wisdom41
3.Worldly Metaphysics65
a.Dewey's Metaphysics67
b.Purpose and Method in the Metaphysics of Morals78
c.Some Limitations in Dewey's Metaphysics80
4.By Nature91
a.Investigating Nature with Moral Intent96
b.Nature and Nurture107
c.By Nature and by Convention109
d.Inegalitarian Nature113
e.Nature and Good Judgment120
f.Why Believe in Nature?122
5.The Moral Order129
a.The Human Investment in Good Conduct130
b.Moral Considerations138
c.Can the Center Hold?151
6.Justice and the Division of Moral Labor161
a.Justice162
b.The Division of Moral Labor175
c.Duty176
d.Rights181
7.Priorities189
a.Hedonism, Happiness, and the Virtues of Virtue191
b.The Law of Mediocrity214
8.Custom and Morality233
9.Uncommon Goods261
a.Ideal Goods: Plato and Nietzsche262
b.The Scientific Ideal274
c.Integrity289
d.Completions299
10.Meanings309
a.Struggles with Nihilism312
b.Affirmations and Negations315
c.Immortal Goods333
d.Conclusion341
Bibliography345
Index351

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