The Case for Rational Optimism

The Case for Rational Optimism

by Frank Robinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351485494
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Frank S. Robinson graduated from New York University Law School and is a retired administrative law judge. He is the author of four books including Life, Liberty and Happiness, Machine Politics: A Study of Albany's O'Connell's, and Confessions of a Numismatic Fanatic: How to Get the Most Out of Coin Collecting. He is currently in the business of buying and selling ancient and world coins.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Up from Pessimism
1. The Human Condition
2. How Human Nature Makes Us More Good than Bad
3. Reason and Morality
4. Living a Good Life
5. Happiness as a Choice
6. Satisfaction
7. Mind, Thought, and Free Will
8. Why We Are Judgmental—And Should Be
9. Science, Technology, and Nature
10. Freedom from Fear
11. Love, Marriage, and Sex
12. Individualism and Society
13. The Problem of Government
14. America the Beautiful
15. The Two Americas: Rich and Richer
16. The Virtues of Free Market Capitalism
17. Globalization, Trade, Growth, and Poverty
18. Why Corporations Are Not Monsters of Evil
19. The Democratic Revolution
20. War and Peace
21. Clash of Civilizations?
22. Don't Believe the Prophets of Doom
23. Global Warming
24. Modern Times
Conclusion: The Rational Optimist
Acknowledgments
Index

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