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Moral Wisdom and Good Lives
By John Kekes

Moral Wisdom and Good Lives

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Moral Wisdom and Good Lives by John Kekes

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Kekes returns to the classical Greek sources of Western philosophy to argue for the contemporary significance of moral wisdom. He develops a proposal that is eudaimonistic - secular, anthropocentric, pluralistic, individualistic, and agonistic. He understands moral wisdom as focusing on the human effort to create many different forms of good lives. Although the approach is Aristotelian, the author concentrates on formulating and defending a contemporary moral ideal. The importance of this ideal, he shows, lies in increasing our ability to cope with life's adversities by improving our judgment. In chapters on moral imagination, self-knowledge, and moral depth, Kekes calls attention to aspects of our inner life that have been neglected because of our cultural inattention to moral wisdom. In discussing these inner processes, he draws on the tragedies of Sophocles, which can inspire us with their enduring moral significance and help us to understand the importance of moral wisdom to living a good life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801482786
ISBN-10: 080148278X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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