The Good, the True and the Beautiful (Hardcover)

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The Good, the True and the Beautiful (Hardcover)

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Why should we be good? How do we know what is true? What defines beauty? The Good, the True and the Beautiful asks critical questions about who we are and what makes life worthwhile.

Michael Boylan offers a stimulating introduction to philosophy, exploring issues to do with ethics, knowledge and aesthetics, and how they relate to our everyday lives. He proposes a highly original understanding of the good, the true and the beautiful that seeks to answer many of the questions that have traditionally occupied philosophers. Using thought experiments to engage the reader in "doing" philosophy, Boylan explores what it means to be good, true and beautiful in today's world. The Good, the True and the Beautiful takes the reader on a fascinating journey of self-discovery.
Michael Boylan is Professor and Chair in philosophy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, USA. His most recent books are The Extinction of Desire (Blackwell, 2007), a philosophical novel and A Just Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), a monograph on ethics and political philosophy.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847061577
ISBN-10: 1847061575
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: August 1st, 2008
Pages: 256
Language: English