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A Grace to be Cultivated

John Kekes

in Enjoyment

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546923
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0001
 A Grace to be Cultivated

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Enjoyment is an essential part of good lives. The development of a style of life is one way of achieving it. Moralism that stresses responsibility and ignores enjoyment makes good lives impossible and gives a bad name to morality. Although styles of life vary with individuals, reasonable and unreasonable ones can be distinguished. Styles of life described by Drabble, Trollope, and Woolf are examined.

Keywords: enjoyment; styles of life; moralism; reason; particularity; Drabble; Trollope; Woolf

Chapter.  6540 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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