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How Should We Live?: A Practical Approach to Everyday Morality by [John Kekes]

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“Readers of Kekes’s impressive and prolific philosophical output of recent years will find many of his familiar virtues manifest in this latest offering. The writing is lucid, careful, tenacious, and always accessible, and if there is a certain dryness of tone, the author endeavors to temper this by providing schematic ‘real life’ examples (the School Teacher, the Father, the Nurse, the Civil Servant, the Betrayed Woman) in an attempt to make his arguments more vivid. The book’s overall message is a kind of hymn to ground floor, practical reason, which allows us to ‘live reasonably in the context of civilized societies in a plurality of ways.’”
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


“Practical intelligence is contextual, flexible, attuned to myriad conflicting goods, and pluralistic in spirit. Nearly all contemporary theories about good lives formally acknowledge these complexities. In fact, as Kekes argues incisively, many famous theories still contain implausible and dangerous commitments to universal overriding ideals. He returns us to the richness of practical approaches to practical dilemmas. A provocative and wise book.”
-- Mike W. Martin, Chapman University, author of Happiness and the Good Life --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00MCHQF7G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The University of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (September 8, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 8, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 409 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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