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The best things in life [electronic resource] :a guide to what really matters / Thomas Hurka.

By: Hurka, Thomas, 1952-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Philosophy in action: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (vi, 200 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780199715978 (electronic bk.); 0199715971 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Conduct of life | Happiness | Quality of life | Life | Philosophy | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General | PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology | Conduct of life | Happiness | Quality of lifeGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 158 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction; ONE: Feeling Good; TWO: Finding That Feeling; THREE: The Place of Pleasure; FOUR: Knowing What's What; FIVE: Making Things Happen; SIX: Being Good; SEVEN: Love and Friendship; EIGHT: Putting It Together; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index.

Introduction; ONE: Feeling Good; TWO: Finding That Feeling; THREE: The Place of Pleasure; FOUR: Knowing What's What; FIVE: Making Things Happen; SIX: Being Good; SEVEN: Love and Friendship; EIGHT: Putting It Together; Bibliography; Index.

For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important.

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