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The Art of Life: The Culture and Politics of Class Formation

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That the art of life is creative, imaginative, and individual does not mean . . . that it cannot be taught and learned or that individuals cannot improve their mastery of it. Teaching it proceeds by way of exemplary lives, and learning it consists in coming to appreciate what makes some lives exemplary. . . . That imitation here is impossible does not mean one cannot learn ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 15th 2002 by Cornell University Press (first published 2002)
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Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very good account of how lives can be better and worse-lived. Carries on, in a conservative direction, some of the ideas from Nussbaum's Fragility of Goodness--especially with respect to the material preconditions for virtue and goodness.
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