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The Weight of Things explores the hard questions of our daily lives, examining both classic and contemporary accounts of what it means to lead 'the good life'. * Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, the Stoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions from other traditions, such as Buddhism * Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophers including Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, John Finnis, and Susan Wolf * Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies and media, and the news * Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives * An engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405160773
ISBN-10: 1405160772
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 164mm x 18mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean Kazez

Jean Kazez received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1991. She divides her time between writing and adjunct teaching at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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