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by Joel J. Kupperman

eBook Six Myths about the Good Life: Thinking about What Has Value ePub
Author: Joel J. Kupperman
Language: English
ISBN: 0872207838
ISBN13: 978-0872207837
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; UK ed. edition (March 15, 2006)
Pages: 168
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 210
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ePub file: 1133 kb
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Myth Three: The good life requires reaching a good equilibrium, a point at which the important difficulties are resolved.

Myth Three: The good life requires reaching a good equilibrium, a point at which the important difficulties are resolved. Chapter Seven: How can we know what has value? Generally, Joel Kupperman, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, is organizing selected ideas from various published works by the Ancients (. Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Aristotle, et. and more current philosophers for the general reader to contemplate. The result is a small book which nonetheless delivers much food for thought.

Six Myths about the Good Life: Thinking about what has Value is a popular philosophical book by Joel J. Kupperman of the University of Connecticut. Its primary focus is on what has value, and which values are most worth espousing in life - a question central to what is known as the philosophy of life. While some philosophers have come to see the pursuit of happiness as central to the making of a good life, others point to the value of achievement.

Drawing on classical Chinese, Indian, Greek and Roman sources, Six Myths explores this and in the process gives its readership a general impression of what Kupperman. Drawing on classical Chinese, Indian, Greek and Roman sources, Six Myths explores this and in the process gives its readership a general impression of what Kupperman believes a good life ought to be.

We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. I was also reading and thinking about Borgmann's work on excellence and focal practices and Csikszentmihalyi's work on flow

We all have ideas about the good life. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if taken simply and generally they all miss out on something. I was also reading and thinking about Borgmann's work on excellence and focal practices and Csikszentmihalyi's work on flow. This brings together the best work from psychology and eastern and western views on the good. The text is the best middle-road philosophy text I've ever come across.

most value experiences that carry on a sequence of skilled activities b. active pleasures involve effort, which leads to an element of pride contributing to self-esteem c. lose yourself in a skilled activity d. Passive pleasures can be a mild depressive. a. Most rewarding life is the one with most pleasure (minus pain) b. Epicurus and John Stuart Mill. compares human pleasure-seeking with hamster on its wheel, running hard but getting nowhere b. People adapt to new circumstances, changes what is taken as normal, subjective well-being goes back to what it had.

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Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. Hackett Publishing Company (2006). Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life.

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Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. We want to be happy. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if taken simply and generally they all miss out on something. Six Myths about the Good Life explores what they miss and, in the process, gives a sense of what a good life can be.

luisRED
A very weird selection of writing that may or may not be "myths" about the good life. There are better, more comprehensive books on the topic I would recommend before purchasing this one.
Androwyn
When I first began embarking upon research on hedonism, I decided to pick this book up in order to look at a differing viewpoint. However, after the first chapter I was disillusioned. Kupperman's presentation of hedonism is hopelessly vague and in some cases just plain wrong. The arguments he presents are weak and not well thought out.
The rest of the book is more of the same. It may be a decent book for the beginner looking for a general background in value theory/axiology, but if you are actually interested in argumentation-LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!
Ielonere
I was looking for a text on virtue ethics to have my high school philosophy students read and stumbled upon this. I was also reading and thinking about Borgmann's work on excellence and focal practices and Csikszentmihalyi's work on flow. This brings together the best work from psychology and eastern and western views on the good life. The text is the best middle-road philosophy text I've ever come across. The arguments are precise and detailed which takes it above the scale of non-philosophical books, but they are clear and concise which also keeps the text in the realm of non-philosophers. It allows the arguments to work their way deep into your thinking, and I can honestly say that the text has formed a permanent part of my worldview. Given how broad the topic, its effects are far-reaching.

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