Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American Dream / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Despite the United States' economic abundance, "the good life" has proved elusive. Millions long for more time for friends and family, for reading or walking or relaxing.
Instead our lives are frantic, hectic, and harried.
In Graceful Simplicity, Jerome M. Segal, philosopher, political activist, and former staff member of the House Budget Committee, expands and deepens the contemporary discourse on simple living. He articulates his conception of a politics of simplicityone rooted in beauty, peace of mind, appreciativeness, and generosity of spirit.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Jerome M. Segal is the author of Agency and Alienation: A Theory of Human Presence (1991) and Creating the Palestinian State: A Strategy for Peace (1989), and coauthor of Negotiating Jerusalem (2000). He is Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Paperback Edition||xi|
|Part I||Toward a Politics of Simplicity|
|Chapter 1||Two Ways of Thinking About Money||3|
|Chapter 2||Individualistic Strategies for Simple Living||23|
|Chapter 3||The Money We Need||45|
|Chapter 4||The Politics of Simplicity||73|
|Chapter 5||How Did We Get Where We Are?||119|
|Part II||Toward a Philosophy of Simple Living|
|Chapter 6||Graceful Living||159|
|Chapter 7||Graceful Living and Retreating from the World||180|
|Chapter 8||Graceful Opulence versus Graceful Simplicity||200|
|Chapter 9||Are We Simple Creatures?||214|
|Chapter 10||The Monetary Illusion||228|
|Conclusion: Economic Life for the Twenty-first Century||247|