How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

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A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?

This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition.

Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

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  • Ryan Boissonneault

    A philosophy of life is a considered set of principles by which one finds meaning, purpose, and coherence in the world. A philosophy of life contains an epistemology (what can be known), a metaphysics...

  • Hiram Crespo

    My full book review is here. The book is ideal for people who wish to more clearly articulate, or re-assess, their personal philosophy in life....

  • Lee Barry

    Particularly liked the essays by Robin Want (Daoism) Skye Cleary (Existentialism)....

  • Anne Simpson

    This was a good introduction to many different religions, philosophies, or credos for living a good life - generally agreed to be a moral life. It served its purpose, and gave me ideas of particular p...

  • Linda Bond

    Contained within the pages of this philosophical collection are essays by fifteen writers who comment on a variety of philosophical systems, both Western and Eastern. From Daoism to Stoicism, each wri...

  • Massimo Pigliucci

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