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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
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  • ISBN-10: 143813889X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3889-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 190
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


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.



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