"John Kekes's project has been to encourage others to be realistic about what it takes to make good lives for themselves in a troubled, flawed, and apparently contingent universe."—Preston Jones, Cambridge School of Dallas. Touchstone, June 2002
"Humans seek to live good lives, trusting in habit and custom as primary guides. However, certain facts arise which disrupt the attempt to realize such lives. . . Because the writing quality is of a very high order, the reader wil readily absorb Keke's initial exposition of the problem and follow him to his final conclusions. One may end up disagreeing with these conclusions, but one will have learnt to look at an old problem from a novel, illuminating, and human angle."—Christopher Albrecht, St. Basil College. The Review of Metaphysics.