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In Search of Goodness

Ruth W. Grant

Abstract

What does a good life look like? How do people become good? Are there multiple, competing possibilities for what counts as a good life, all equally worthy? Or, is there a unified and transcendent conception of the good that should guide our judgment of the possibilities? What does a good life look like when it is guided by God? How is a good life involved with the lives of others? And, finally, how good is good enough? These questions are the focus of this book, the product of a year-long conversation about goodness. Its eight chapters challenge the dichotomies that usually govern how goodness ... More

Keywords: altruism, egoism, reason, moral character, Achilles, Billy Budd, Oskar Schindler, Shel Silverstein, Iris Murdoch, Flagstaff

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226306834
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth W. Grant, editor