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Human Goodness by Yi-Fu Tuan 0299226700 9780299226701
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Human Goodness by Yi-Fu Tuan

In his many best-selling books, Yi-Fu Tuan seizes big, metaphysical issues and considers them in uniquely accessible ways. Human Goodness is evidence of this talent and is both as simple, and as epic, as it sounds. Genuinely good people and their actions, Tuan contends, are far from boring, naive, and trite; they are complex, varied, and enormously exciting. In a refreshing antidote to skeptical times, he writes of ordinary human courtesies, as simple as busing your dishes after eating, that make society functional and livable. And he writes of extraordinary courage and inventiveness under the weight of adversity and evil. He considers the impact of communal goodness over time, and his sketches of six very different individuals--Confucius, Socrates, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Keats, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Simone Weil--confirm that there are human lives that can encourage and lead us to our better selves.

Author: Yi-Fu Tuan

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 232

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Publication Date: 2008-03-25

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ISBN: 0299226700


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