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

Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, theStoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions fromother traditions, such as Buddhism
Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophersincluding Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, JohnFinnis, and Susan Wolf
Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies andmedia, and the news
Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our dailylives
An engaging read; an excellent book for both students andgeneral readers
Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9781405181556
List price: $31.95
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