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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context (Hardback)
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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context (Hardback)

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Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 19/11/2015
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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the "good life," understood in all of its dimensions-material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual-and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors provide interdisciplinary insights into what the good life means today and how a viable vision of it can be achieved to benefit not just individuals but our interdependent world as well.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498522328
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 25 mm


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"`What is the good life?' is a question that has occupied philosophers since Socrates. But what does this question mean in an increasingly globalized world? How does globalization affect ideas of the good life and the greater good? Savu's collection vigorously explores these and related questions. It is a welcome addition to conservations about the fate of the good life in a world where it seems increasingly distant." -- Jeffrey R. Di Leo, University of Houston, Victoria
"Smart, engaged, and provocative, Savu Walker's volume modernizes the ancient debate on the good life and makes it fit for a global context. The essays gathered here are a delight to read and central to the work of the humanities. Professors of philosophy and literature will find it especially useful." -- John Gibson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville
"This is a substantial essay collection on one of the most urgent and difficult subjects of our global era. Laura Savu Walker has gathered together essays that wrestle with the normative and descriptive dimensions of "good life" across a range of periods, genres, and cultural contexts from Seneca to rap, and Shakespeare to twenty-first century fiction. The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context is timely, provocative, and well written." -- Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina

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