The Good, the True and the Beautiful

The Good, the True and the Beautiful

A Quest for Meaning

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An exciting and stimulating introduction to some of the central questions in philosophy.

McMillan Palgrave

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 original understanding of the good, the true and the beautiful that seeks to answer many of the questions that have traditionally occupied philosophers. Using thought experiments to engage the reader in "doing" philosophy, Boylan explores what it means to be good, true and beautiful in today's world. The Good, the True and the Beautiful takes the reader on a fascinating journey of self-discovery.

Book News
Boylan (philosophy, Marymount U., Virginia) shows readers how to apply philosophy to their own lives in order to make a positive difference and sharpen their understanding of their life's purpose. He integrates individual, community, and worldview philosophies as he discusses self and others, finding out what is true, the quest for the beautiful, and other topics. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2008
ISBN: 9781847061577
Characteristics: x, 243 p. : ill ; 21 cm


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