The Weight of Things explores the hard questions of our daily lives, examining both classic and contemporary accounts of what it means to lead 'the good life'.

Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, the Stoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions from other traditions, such as Buddhism
Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophers including Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, John Finnis, and Susan Wolf
Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies and media, and the news
Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our daily lives
An engaging read; an excellent book for both students and general readers
Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9781405181556
List price: $33.95
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