Six Myths about the Good Life

Thinking about What Has Value

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  • 1603840605
  • 9780872207820
  • 9781603840606

Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. We want to be happy. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if taken simply and generally they all miss out on something. Six Myths about the Good Life explores what they miss and, in the process, gives a sense of what a good life can be.

  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 2006
  • ISBN: 9781603840606
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  • Title: Six Myths about the Good Life
  • Author: Joel J. Kupperman
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603840605
  • 9780872207820
  • 9781603840606

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This is the best introduction to philosophical accounts of the good life available. An excellent choice for any student of philosophy, this original and revealing study will inform, stimulate, and challenge even the most sophisticated reader. Kupperman combines the distinctive care, precision, and analytic power of philosophy with the best insights of contemporary psychology and a sophisticated, sensitive, and wise appreciation of the Indian, Chinese, and Western philosophical traditions. The result is a modern classic. --Philip J. Ivanhoe, City University of Hong Kong

About The Author

Joel J. Kupperman is Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut.