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Spirituality and the Good Life: Philosophical Approaches

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2018.10.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David McPherson (ed.), Spirituality and the Good Life: Philosophical Approaches, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 237pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107133006. Reviewed by Matthew C. Halteman, Calvin College Charmed by potent cocktails of Hadot, Gadamer, Nussbaum, and Rorty, idealistic humanities students become convinced that the spiritual heart of philosophy is self-transformation for the ultimate purpose of social transformation. With authenticity and justice as their guiding motivations, they imagine a vocation devoted to liberating exercises of mind, heart, and body, anticipating that the resulting invigoration of their knowing and being will catalyze flourishing lives of radical service to the world. They aspire to philosophy as a way of life, seeing philosophical discourse as a promising tool for achieving that loftier end. Some years later, dulled by overpriced cocktails in discounted conference. . .

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