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The Good, the True and the Beautiful: A Quest for Meaning

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Why should we be good? How do we know what is true? What defines beauty? The Good, the True and the Beautiful asks critical questions about who we are and what makes life worthwhile.

Michael Boylan offers a stimulating introduction to philosophy, exploring issues to do with ethics, knowledge and aesthetics, and how they relate to our everyday lives. He proposes a highly ori
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Kathryn Bashaar
Jun 16, 2009 rated it did not like it
Perhaps true, but neither good nor beautiful. I thought this this book was very poorly written and made the philosophical concepts the author was trying to introduce LESS clear instead of MORE. I did not finish this book.
Mitchell26 McLaughlin
Mar 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
I couldn't make it out of the first three chapters of this work. It's way too technical and stuffy, amounting to not much. Further, a work on "meaning" without any reference at all to Frankl seems bereft of meaning itself.
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Jul 05, 2009 is currently reading it
A useful overview of philosophical thinking on these three topics. Plus actual logical proofs, and some self-examination exercises.
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Michael Boylan (Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Chicago: M.A. English Literature, University of Chicago) is Professor of Philosophy at Marymount University. Boylan is the author of 31 books and over 130 Scholarly and popular articles on topics ranging from Philosophy to Literature.

Boylan's latest Philosophy books are Natural Rights: A Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press/September 2014)
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