What Is Good and Why by Richard Kraut
The Ethics of Well-Being

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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.
 

About Richard Kraut

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Richard Kraut is Charles and Emma Morrison Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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