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The Human Condition Hardcover – July 29, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0199588886 ISBN-10: 0199588880 Edition: 1st
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[a] rich and comprehensive investigation of the human condition. I can recommend his book to anyone who is interested in any of the many traditional philosophical problems which he tackles during that investigation. He always has something original and controversial to say. Jussi Suikkanen, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

About the Author


John Kekes has been Research Professor at the State University of New York and Visiting Professor in Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Portugal, and Singapore. He has received Fellowships from the Canada Council, the State University of New York, and the Woodrow Wilson, Rockefeller, and Earhart Foundations. He is the author of seventeen books and many articles on moral and political thought.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199588880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199588886
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.5 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,372,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis Antebi Ph.D on July 31, 2012
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"The Human Condition" is a good title for a book which suggests universal significance. But, significance and appeal are not the same thing. That's why there are so few reviews on Amazon of any of the many John Kekes books. I believe it is right for me to suggest you give him a read. This book, in particular, will introduce you to the depth and breadth of his philosophical reach. As for style, Kekes has plenty of that as well. If you glance at his table of contents, you will see that he is addressing his concerns to you, the reader. His manner, while formal is still very engaging.
The human dimensions of "The Human Condition" are all right here in these first few pages. You will learn how to think about the quality of your life and discover there really is a coherent approach to improving your particular situation.
Kekes does talk about "evil" again but somehow he is able to add new and interesting material to his thesis.
Read Kekes to learn about "learning about yourself". You may discover that this book has relevance for you!
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