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The Complexities of Problems

John Kekes

in Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The complexities of problems follow from conflicts in our evaluative framework between personal and social evaluations. Personal evaluations are guided by our beliefs, emotions, and desires about how ... More


The Danger of Innocence

John Kekes

in Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

An unavoidable problem in our evaluative framework is the conflict between the ideal of a simple life in which we live as we think we should and the need to understand that the complexities of life ... More


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