The Good Life

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Charles B. Guignon
Hackett Publishing, 1999 - Philosophy - 325 pages
A collection of 25 philosophical writings from antiquity to modernity that concern the self-directed question of what is the good life. Organized into sections on religious ways, the use of reason, self-exploration, self realization, and social involvement, the book contains essays and excerpts from works by such authors as Plato, Lao Tzu, Augustine, William James, Descartes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Sartre, Marx, and Buber. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

The Ideal of Harmony
1
Plato Republic
10
Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics
22
Lucretius On the Order of Things
42
Epictetus Encheiridion or The Handbook
53
Religious Ways of Life
73
Augustine Confessions
79
Martin Luther The Freedom of a Christian
92
SelfExploration
183
Blaise Pascal Pensées
199
JeanJacques Rousseau Emile
204
Ralph Waldo Emerson SelfReliance
211
SelfRealization
227
JeanPaul Sartre Being and Nothingness
241
Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity
261
Social Involvement
271

Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Russian Monk from The
103
William James The Religion of HealthyMindedness
132
The Use of Reason
143
Baruch Spinoza The Ethics
159
Bertrand Russell The Conquest of Happiness
173
W E B Du Bois Of Our Spiritual Strivings from
281
Martin Buber The Way of Man According to the
288
A Feminine Approach to Ethics
316
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Charles Guignon is Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida.

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