What Is the Good Life?
University of Chicago Press, 15.6.2005 - 320 sivua
Has inquiry into the meaning of life become outmoded in a universe where the other-worldiness of religion no longer speaks to us as it once did, or, as Nietzsche proposed, where we are now the creators of our own value? Has the ancient question of the "good life" disappeared, another victim of the technological world? For Luc Ferry, the answer to both questions is a resounding no.
In What Is the Good Life? Ferry argues that the question of the meaning of life, on which much philosophical debate throughout the centuries has rested, has not vanished, but at the very least the question is posed differently today. Ferry points out the pressures in our secularized world that tend to reduce the idea of a successful life or "good life" to one of wealth, career satisfaction, and prestige. Without deserting the secular presuppositions of our world, he shows that we can give ourselves a richer sense of life's possibilities. The "good life" consists of harmonizing life's different forces in a way that enables one to achieve a sense of personal satisfaction in the realization of one's creative abilities.
Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu
Yhtään arvostelua ei löytynyt.
Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki
accept according ancient appears attachment attempt Augustine become beginning believe better called cause century Christian claim conception connection continues conviction cosmos course death depend desire divine doctrine eternal ethical existence fact faith fear ﬁnd ﬁrst follow forces give given Greek happiness harmonious human idea ideal illusion immortality individual interest invites knowledge leads least less liberty live longer materialism meaning moral nature never Nietzsche notion object offers once origin ourselves Paris particular past perfect perhaps person perspective philosophy Plato possible present Press principle providence question radical rational reality reason relation religion religious remains response revelation salvation seems sense simply sort soul speak Stoic success things thought tion tradition trans transcendence true truth turn ultimate understand universe values whole wisdom