Why Philosophy Matters: 20 Lessons on Living Large (Hardback)
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Why Philosophy Matters: 20 Lessons on Living Large (Hardback)

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Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 26/05/2015
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This book demonstrates that philosophy matters to everyday living and that people who ignore the enduring, fundamental questions of life thereby unwittingly relinquish part of their humanity. The question - "How should I live my life?" - along with cosmological inquiries about the nature of the world, animated Western philosophy during its earliest recorded years. Given that belief in the Greek and Roman gods failed to provide substantive guidelines for everyday living, philosophy arose in large measure as practical instruction in the art of living the good human life. Throughout history, philosophers have provided vastly different answers to the question of what constitutes such a life. By analyzing carefully their disparate definitions, recipes, and accounts of the good human life we can understand better who we are and who we might be. This work examines the answers provided by over thirty philosophers to aspects of building character, forging personal relations, promoting sound political strategies, living meaningfully, and dying gracefully. In so doing, over twenty lessons for living a worthy life emerge.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443876438
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 212 x 148 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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