What Is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, January 2003. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Item #283831
A.C. Grayling examines the different ways to live a good life, as proposed from classical antiquity to the recent present. Grayling focuses on the two very different conceptions of what a good life should be: one is a broadly secular view rooted in attitudes about human nature and the human condition; the other is a broadly transcendental view which locates the source of moral value outside the human realm. In the modern world - the world shaped by the rise of science in the 17th century - these two views have come increasingly into conflict, and the constantly accumulating tension between them is one of the greatest problems faced by the 21st century. With clarity of thought and philosophical rigour, AC Grayling provides a valuable guide through mankind's ethical struggle to live decently.