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Values and The Good Life
  • Authored by: David Boersema and Kari Middleton
  • From the Series: The Facts On File Guide to Philosophy
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816084831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8483-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 190
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 318


Values and the Good Life examines axiology, which is the study of values. Axiology explores whether it is ever okay to tell a lie or to steal—and asks what makes certain actions right and others wrong. This accessible new resource also examines the value concerns that regard our collective, social nature, often called social and political philosophy. For instance, what does it mean to be a good citizen? What are the appropriate roles and functions of government? What does it mean to live a good life? In addition, this volume explores aesthetic values, or values related to art.


Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

David Boersema is the Douglas C. Strain Chair of Natural Philosophy at Pacific University. His books include Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Pragmatism and Reference, and Philosophy of Science. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy.

Kari Middleton received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University. 

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