The Importance of Being Lazy
In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacation
By (author) Al Gini
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Importance of Being Lazy by Al Gini
Book DescriptionDrawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415978699
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Why Its Hard to be Good, Hardback (January 2006)» View all books by Al Gini
Explores how difficult it is to do the right thing. In a series of short chapters, this book lays down ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It is of interest to those who want to know how to use ethical thinking as a way to live, work and be with others.
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Author Biography - Al Gini
Al Gini is a Philosophy Professor at Loyola University Chicago and a member of Loyola's Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. He is the co-founder and Associate Editor of the journal Business Ethics Quarterly and the author of Why IT's Hard to Be Good(Routledge).
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