What is Good and why

What is Good and why

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What is good, how do we know, and how important is it? In this book, one of our most respected analytical philosophers reorients these questions around the notion of what causes human beings to flourish. Observing that we can sensibly address what is good for plants and animals no less than what is good for people, Kraut applies a general principle to the entire living world: what is good for complex organisms consists in the exercise of their natural powers.His first example well illustrates the worda#39;s technical meaning: aquot;The ringleader was hanged and his followers imprisoned.aquot; We supply aquot;wereaquot; so naturally between aquot;followersaquot; and aquot;imprisonedaquot; that we are hardly aware of doing so. (That is whyanbsp;...

Title:What is Good and why
Author:Richard Kraut
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2007


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