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Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

John Kekes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book examines the indispensable role enjoyment plays in a good life. The key to it is the development of a style of life that combines an attitude and a manner of living and acting that jointly ... More


A Great and Rare Art

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The enjoyment of one's life depends on the favorable personal evaluation of its style composed of one's attitude, manner, and dominant activities. Enjoyable lives that meet these conditions may still ... More


Pursuing our Own Good

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Enjoyment of one's life consists in pursuing our own good in our own way. Personal evaluation of the available possibilities on the basis of what is most important to oneself is a means to it. It ... More


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


Basic Assumptions

John Kekes

in Wisdom: A Humanistic Conception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197514047
eISBN:
9780197514078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514047.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Basic assumptions are those we cannot help holding. Some of them are factual, such as that we have a body; other people exist; we need nutrition, rest, contact with others; we have and use language, ... More


Critics and Defenders

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Some American opinion leaders such as E. L. Godkin, editor of the Nation and the New York Evening Post, attack American football in 1893 as “brutal.” Later that year, a committee chaired by Camp ... More


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