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The good life method : reasoning through the big questions of happiness, faith, and meaning / Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko.


"Notre Dame Philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko have gone deep with that work in their wildly popular and influential undergraduate course GOD AND THE GOOD LIFE, in which they wrestle with the big questions about how to live and what makes life meaningful. Now they invite us into the classroom to tackle such issues as what justifies your beliefs, whether you should practice a religion, and what sacrifices you should make for others--as well as to investigate what Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, and Murdoch have to say about how to live well. Sullivan and Blaschko teach us how to reason through real-world case studies by doing the timeless work of philosophy like escaping our own caves, learning to doubt everything, asking strong questions, grasping our own purpose, and wrestling with the problem of evil and the existence of God. For at least the past 2500 years philosophers have taught that goal-seeking is an essential part of what it is to be human--and crucially that we could find our own good life by asking better questions. Their virtue ethics approach resonates profoundly in our own moment. Philosophers know that our "good life plan" is one that we as individuals need to be constantly and actively writing. In that work, we can achieve some meaningful control even if the world keeps throwing surprises our way. THE GOOD LIFE is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781984880307
  • ISBN: 1984880306
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Desire the Truth -- Live Generously -- Take Responsibility -- Work with Integrity -- Love Attentively -- Wonder About God -- Take a Leap of Faith -- Struggle with Suffering -- Contemplate Your Purpose -- Prepare for Death -- Coda: The Limits of Philosophy.
Subject: Virtue.
Conduct of life.
Conduct of life.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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