The same goes for the good life. You can't say exactly what the good life is, but you can safely say what it's not. If you're not leading a good life, you'll know it. If one of your friends doesn't have a good life, you'll know it.
Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli -- successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks -- from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets -- that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).
tradition and its understanding of the good life and the virtues. Before exploring this, I will start with a short analysis of the philosophy of the art of living as basically modern in nature and as quite different from classical and ...
Author: Pieter Vos
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book argues that Protestant theological ethics not only reveals basic virtue ethical characteristics, but also contributes significantly to a viable contemporary virtue ethics. Pieter Vos demonstrates that post-Reformation theological ethics still understands the good in terms of the good life, takes virtues as necessary for living the good life and considers human nature as a source of moral knowledge. Vos approaches Protestant theology as an important bridge between pre-modern virtue ethics, shaped by Aristotle and transformed by Augustine of Hippo, and late modern understandings of morality. The volume covers a range of topics, going from eudaimonism and Calvinist ethics to Reformed scholastic virtue ethics and character formation in the work of Søren Kierkegaard. The author shows how Protestantism has articulated other-centered virtues from a theology of grace, affirmed ordinary life and emphasized the need of transformation of this life and its orders. Engaging with philosophy of the art of living, Neo-Aristotelianism and exemplarist ethics, he develops constructive contributions to a contemporary virtue ethics.
The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly Have you ever... · Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation? · Lost sight of what makes you happy? · Failed to ...
Author: Rolf Dobelli
The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly Have you ever... · Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation? · Lost sight of what makes you happy? · Failed to reach a long-term goal? · Become infuriated by queuing, tax or parking tickets? · Broken a promise you knew you'd keep? Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living. In The Art of the Good Life, you'll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance.
All being well, the monster's dispositions and his moral thinking would cohere. ... good life'.50 For him, though '[t]he morally good life is a condition for the art of living',51 and though there may be a tension between the art of ...
Author: Iain Brassington
Publisher: A&C Black
The field of biotechnology has provided us with radical revisions and reappraisals of the nature and possibilities of our biological existence. Yet beyond its immediate utility, does a life that is healthier, longer, or freer from disease make us 'better' or more moral people? Bioscience and the Good Life explores the complex relationship between modern biosciences and human flourishing, their sympathies and schisms, and the instances of their reconciliation. Here cognitive enhancement, longevity, and the spectacle of excellence in sports, are examined within the context of what constitutes a life well lived. Framing biotechnological innovation in the discourse of duty and ethics, Brassington advances an insightful and involved response to the existing debates between bioscientific optimists and pessimists, one which mediates their differences, and expands the traditional scope of their arguments.
The theoretical engagement with affect and emotions in the mid-1990s has spanned a range of disciplines, ... See In Search of the Good Life: Emmanuel Levinas, Psychoanalysis, and the Art of Living (London: Karmac Books, 2010).
Author: Laura Savu Walker
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the “good life,” understood in all of its dimensions—material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual—and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors provide interdisciplinary insights into what the good life means today and how a viable vision of it can be achieved to benefit not just individuals but our interdependent world as well.
Of the highest objects , we say ; for it would be strange to think that the art of politics , or practical wisdom , is the best knowledge , since man is not the best thing in the world . Now if what is healthy or good is different for ...
Author: Brad Art
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Ethics and the Good Life asks for the point of morality as a way of living. Employing occasional irreverence and good humor, Brad Art engages students in the questions and methods of philosophy. The book asks students to examine their beliefs about morality, religion, and human interaction. In disagreeing with Art's slightly extreme position, students are forced to carefully articulate and defend their positions. Five compelling moral problems are provided for analysis and application of the theory.
A time for reveling in the deliciousness of the moment. Moment of firelight, friendship, music, ... Because everywhere in the world there are people who believe that the secret of the good life may be found in the Art of Lingering.
... 17 Arousal jag, 190 Art, and anxiety, 223 and communication, 228 and personality, 13-14 and science, 14 and the good life, 10 as a game, 26 as contradiction of expectations, 241 as fusion of incompatibles, 243 democratization of, ...
Longfellow wrote on old age, "Life is real, life is earnest, and the grave is not its goal." l should think that the grave is ... And in the last line l speak of a goal, a hope of reward for living a good life: "you will see God's face.
Religious education can introduce , practice and educate human nature in the art of living the good life . It can first , last , and all the time place the emphasis where it belongs - on the business of living the good life .
Category: Christian education
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