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The Choice of Hercules : Pleasure, Duty And The Good Life In The 21st Century
A.C. Grayling

Classification : New Age & Mbs
Pub Date : Nov 03, 2008
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753824436
Price : 499

About the book
Duty or Pleasure? This was the legendary choice which faced Hercules and which pre-eminent philosopher AC Grayling uses as the starting point of this masterful book.He shows us how much more people can understand about themselves and their world by reflecting on today's moral challenges. Above all, he explores the idea that certain demands and certain pleasures are necessary, not just because of their intrinsic merits but because of what they do for each other. The Good Life or the good life? With exceptional clarity and unrivalled prose, Grayling addresses the everyday ethical choices which confront us all.

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A.C. Grayling
Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and is a Fellow of St Anne's, Oxford. He reviews frequently in the Financial Times and has a regular column in Prospect.
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