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The Good Life / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Organized around themes such as harmony with one’s self and with the world, right relation to God, the use of reason, self-exploration, and living in a disordered world, the selections in this anthology explore traditional philosophical thought from Plato to de Beauvoir on the topic of human flourishing.
Table of Contents
Classical Sources: The Ideal of Harmony
1. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
2. Plato, The Republic
3. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
4. Lucretius, On the Order of Things
5. Epictetus, The Handbook Religious Ways of Life
6. Siddhattha Gotama Buddha, "The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness"
7. Augustine, Confessions
8. Luther, "The Freedom of a Christian"
9. Dostoevsky, "The Russian Monk" from The Brothers Karamazov
10. William James, "The Religion of Healthy-Mindedness," from The
Varieties of Religious Experience
The Use of Reason
11. Ren Descartes, The Passions of the Soul
12. Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
13. Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness Self-Exploration
14. Michel de Montaigne, "Of Experience" from the Essays
15. Blaise Pascal, Pensees
16. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile
17. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance" Self-Realization
18. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science
19. Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness
20. Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity Social Involvement
21. Marx, "Alienated Labor," from the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
22. W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings," from The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
23. Martin Buber, "The Way of Man, According to the Teachings of
Hasidism," from Hasidism and Modern
24. Alasdair MacIntyre, "The Virtues, the Unity of Life and the Concept of a Tradition," from After Virtue
25. Nel Noddings, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education