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In Search of Goodness

Ruth W. Grant (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does a good life look like? How do people become good? Are there multiple, competing possibilities for what counts as a good life, all equally worthy? Or, is there a unified and transcendent ... More


Not to Oppose Evil: Johnny Cash’s Bad Luck Wind

Tony Tost

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“A Boy Named Sue,” a song composed by Shel Silverstein and performed by Johnny Cash, is about a boy’s displeasure for growing up as a kind of comic legend because he has a woman’s name, for which he ... More


“Generous to a Fault”: Moral Goodness and Psychic Health

Ruth W. Grant

in In Search of Goodness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter, which challenges the determination of altruism with moral goodness and the presumption that altruism and egoism are mutually exclusive, utilizes Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree in ... More


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