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Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life

Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life( )
Author: Lear, Jonathan
Series title:The Tanner Lectures on Human Values Ser.
ISBN:978-0-674-04003-8
Publication Date:Jun 2009
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

Separated by millennia, Aristotle and Sigmund Freud gave us disparate but compelling pictures of the human condition. But if, with Jonathan Lear, we scrutinize these thinkers' attempts to explain human behavior in terms of a higher principle--whether happiness or death--the pictures fall apart. Aristotle attempted to ground ethical life in human striving for happiness, yet he didn't understand what happiness is any better than we do. Happiness became an enigmatic, always...
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Pages:204
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / General
Author Biography
Lear, Jonathan (Author)
Considered one of the most independent and perceptive analysts of contemporary intellectual culture, Jonathan Lear has authored several thought-provoking works including Aristotle and Logical Theory; Aristotle: The Desire to Understand; Love and Its Place In Nature; A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis; and Open Minded, among others. He is a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and has been recognized as John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor.

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