Worldly wisdom: Great Books and the meanings of life

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Publisher:
Frederic C. Beil,
Pub. Date:
2007.
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English
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"Worldly Wisdom" leads readers through some fifty classic works of philosophy, social thought, and literature to elucidate their contents and draw out ideas valuable for understanding human life in this world and for living that life well.
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9781929490356
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table_of_contents The tragic sense of life and the dawn of humanism -- Control yourself -- What do you know? How do you know it? Why should you care? -- Living the good life -- The moral landscape of Hell -- Growing up naturally -- Enough? Never! -- From the maggot man to the superman -- Condemned to be free -- Find the right way, do the right thing -- How to succeed in the business of life -- So it seems -- The price of mis-education -- Democracy as a way of life -- Through a class darkly -- We shall overcome -- The psychology of everyday life -- It's party time : the ethics of civility -- The morality and immorality of art -- All stories are true -- How beautiful, how sad -- The uses of idealism -- The gifts of imagination -- Fantasies of seduction and the seductions of fantasy -- Art for life's sake -- Of love and marriage, passion and aging.
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