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In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Fred Dallmayr

Abstract

To whom should we look for moral guidance during times of global violence, scarcity, and corruption? For two millennia, Aristotle's writings have taught that the ethically “good life” is the highest purpose of human existence. This book traces the development of this notion, illuminating the connections between Greek philosophy, Judeo-Christian tradition, Eastern religions, and postindustrial social criticism. This is, however, not merely an academic exercise. The book's investigations apply directly to a number of contemporary issues: the relevance of the classics, the global spread of democr ... More

Keywords: moral guidance, good life, human existence, Greek philosophy, Judo-Christian tradition, Eastern religions, social criticism, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124575
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Dallmayr, author