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The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World Hardcover – June 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1st US Edition, 1st Printing edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781608198313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608198313
  • ASIN: 1608198316
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Powerful, meaningful, and thorough…. She is not neutral in her gritty analysis….Her style, clean and sharp...does not suffer minds ‘immune to reason.’" --Publishers Weekly (starred)

About the Author

Cheryl Mendelson is the author of the bestselling Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, as well as three novels. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She has practiced law in New York City and teaches philosophy at Barnard College. Her next book, on the subject of marriage, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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Cheryl Mendelson received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She has practiced law in New York City and teaches philosophy at Barnard College. Her books include the bestselling Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, a trilogy of novels about Morningside Heights, and, most recently, The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World (Bloomsbury 2012). Her next book, on the subject of marriage, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 24, 2013
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This book helped me see morality in a historical perspective and by doing so, allowed me to discard some immature notions of the origins of moral thinking and the moral good life. I appreciate any book that opens my mind to new and expansive ways of viewing the world. Thank you for a great read.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on December 13, 2012
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The whole book is good, but the chapter on daycares is a must-read for parents. It changed the decisions we made in our family.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on October 15, 2014
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"Reason has never been able to define or separate evil from good, it has always confused them, shamefully, pitifully." - Dostoevsky

People like this Mendelson woman are "moral" posers. This book is Total trash - but then again, who would trust a failed "attorney" to get moral advice? Yet, as an attorney, and as an instructor, I at least expected well researched information, you know - facts - but this book is written as a poor opinionated rant, with no facts, nor reason. She can't help herself but indulge in political liberal nonsense, even bashing Bush and apologizing for Obama, and identifying herself as morally conservative with a liberal cause.

Cheryl thinks by automatically making oneself and their desires "right", then we can frame a moral framework around our lives, and those who disagree with it, are immoral, or those who come from a "pre-moral" religious faith, are immoral as well.

If you dare have a fabricated moral sense - like being against abortions (her reasoning: babies have no feelings, experiences, or reason, so it's moral to kill them - while, she ridicules expectant parents for loving a "thing," since fetuses aren't really a person.) Now, from a pure reasoning standpoint, does she have evidence for this? Arguing killing unborn children is moral since a baby never experienced reason or feelings, is as ridiculous as saying hunger doesn't exist in Africa because they've never experienced a full stomach.

The whole book is like this, just narcissistic, biased and opinionated gibberish, with no sense of reason or fact. She believes her bias is right, and that's all the bibliography she needs, she is the authority, superior than any jokester like, well, Moses, Jesus, or Dante.
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