The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life

A Guide to What Really Matters

Book - 2011
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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 actives 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 distinction.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780195331424
Branch Call Number: 170.44 HUR 2011
Characteristics: vi, 200 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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debwalker Mar 26, 2011

"Easy to read philosophical guide to pondering common questions - whether to end a marriage, make a career change, or drink that last pint of beer you might regret tomorrow morning. Dr. Hurka stresses that it's not another pop philosophy advice book that pays homage to dead ancient thinkers....he urges readers to make ethics their own, to apply the methods of philosophical thinking to their actual lives."
Erin Millar, Globe & Mail March 25, 2011

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