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Author Kekes, John.
Title The human condition / by John Kekes.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Author Kekes, John.
Subject Life.
Meaning (Philosophy)
Alt Name Kekes, John. Enjoyment.
Kekes, John. Roots of evil.
Alternate Title Ratio 22.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 272 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Note "Chapter I was published as "The Human World" in Ratio 22 (2009): I37-56. Chapter 5 is a substantial revision of Chapter 6 in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008). Chapter 7 includes parts of Chapter 13 in The Roots of Evil (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005)"--Acknowledgements.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-269) and index.
Summary John Kekes offers a response to the growing disenchantment in the Western world with contemporary life. He defends a realistic view of the human condition that rejects both facile optimism & gloomy pessimism. While acknowledging that the scheme of things is indifferent to our fortunes, he shows that we do have the resources to improve our lives.
Contents The question -- Increasing control -- Correcting attitudes -- Aiming at well-being -- Dimensions of value -- The human dimension and evil -- Responsibility for evil -- The cultural dimension and disenchantment -- The personal dimension and boredom -- Secular hope.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191585159 (electronic bk.)
0191585157 (electronic bk.)
9780191595448 (ebook)
0191595446 (ebook)
9780199588886 (Cloth)
0199588880 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612661204
OCLC # 650279580
Additional Format Print version: Kekes, John. Human condition. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199588886 (OCoLC)587229742

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