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Freedom and Limits

John Lachs

Patrick Shade (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of articles by American philosopher, John Lachs, includes Lachs's discussions of philosophy of mind, medical ethics, his theories of mediation and choice-inclusive facts, and his ... More


Grand Dreams of Perfect People

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Recognizing that designating states as “normal” rather than “diseased” is a choice-inclusive act, Lachs concludes that no simple appeal to the human genome can be used to defend the grand dreams of ... More


Pragmatism and Death

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Responding to objections that pragmatism is inadequate in helping us face death, Lachs emphasizes the unique satisfactions that come with the different stages of the life cycle (enthusiasm in youth, ... More


Good Enough

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs distinguishes what is good enough, whose mark is experienced satisfaction, from the compromise implicit in the idea of that with which we can “make do.” What is good enough has an integrity of ... More


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