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Leisure activities account for much of our time - and money. But are contemporary forms of leisure good for us? Are they really leisure? And how much does (and should) leisure matter? Classical philosophers paid attention to these questions. Increasingly, modern philosophers too are realizing the importance of leisure, and of a good leisure/work balance. Hayden Ramsay looks at the meaning of leisure, and the links between recreation, relaxation, virtue, and happiness. By focussing on leisure activities such as sport, travel, music and reading, Ramsay explores the need for good play in a good life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403947031
ISBN-10: 1403947031
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 235
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Hayden Ramsay

HAYDEN RAMSAY is Professor of Philosophy at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne. He has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling, Melbourne, and La Trobe, and has published books and articles on ethics, history of philosophy, and religion.

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