QUESTING FOR VALUES: THE HUMANITIES AS A FOUNDATION FOR HAPPINESS is an illustrated 364-page philosophic journey intended to encourage college students and other 'searchers' to examine their own beliefs and values in relation to some enduring wisdom of the ages. Readings are divided into seven units: Examining and Evaluating; Philosophy as the Pursuit of Happiness, by-product of 'Doing the Right Thing'; What About God?; Nature Mysticism and Science; Metaphorical Power of Myths and Stories; Fate, Freedom, and Creativity; and Balancing 'Head' and 'Heart' in our High Tech, Politicized Society.
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About the Author
Questing 'catalyst' ELAYNE WAREING FITZPATRICK (BA English, MS Philosophy) is a semi-retired educator/journalist who teaches Humanities classes in 'Exploration of Values in Living' at Monterey Peninsula College in California and lives with a Sheltie, goats, and chickens on a sunny acre in Carmel Valley. Other books by Fitzpatrick include ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S ETHICS FOR RASCALS; DOING IT WITH THE COSMOS: HENRY MILLER'S BIG SUR STRUGGLE FOR LOVE BEYOND SEX; SHEPHERDS OF PAN ON THE BIG SUR-MONTEREY COAST; NATURE WISDOM: MYSTICAL WRITERS OF THE BIG SUR-MONTEREY COAST; TRAVELING BACKWARD: CURIOUS JOURNEYS AND QUIXOTIC QUESTS BEYOND THE YOUTH OF OLD AGE.