What Socrates's greatest failure says about a 2,000 year old question: is it possible to teach ourselves and others to become better people?
Can we make ourselves into better human beings? Can we help others do the same? And can we get the leaders of our society to care that humanity prospers, not just economically, but also spiritually? These questions have been asked for over two millennia and attempting to answer them is crucial if we want to live a better life and build a more just society.
How to Be Good uses the story of Socrates and Alcibiades and examples from Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius and Machiavelli, alongside modern interpretations to explore what philosophy can teach us about the quest for virtue today. Whether we are statesmen or ordinary individuals Pigliucci argues that with a little work day by day we all have the power to pursue the timely and timeless art of living well.
Höhe: 232 mm
Breite: 153 mm
Dicke: 21 mm
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Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He holds PhDs in evolutionary biology and philosophy. The author or editor of sixteen books, including How to Be a Stoic, he has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Philosophy Now, and the Philosophers' Magazine, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.