The Cost of Comfort

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ISBN-13:
9780253043191
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
128
Autor:
John Lachs
Serie:
American Philosophy
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

Philosopher John Lachs observes that humans today live lives of comfort but also sees that these comfortable lives come at a cost: our increasing unhappiness. In The Cost of Comfort, Lachs contemplates what humans need in order to live fulfilled lives in today’s world.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface

1. Comfort


2. Discomfort


3. A Broken and an Integrated World


4. Complete and Dismembered Actions


5. Mediation


6. Philosophical Excursion: Hegel and Peirce on Mediation


7. Five Consequences of Mediation


8. (A) Passivity


9. (B) Impotence


10. (C) Ignorance


11. (D) Manipulation


12. (E) Psychic Distance


13. (F) Irresponsibility


14. Major Mediators: Tools


15. Major Mediators: Language


16. Major Mediators: Ideology


17. Major Mediators: Institutions


18. Major Mediators: Government


19. Mediated Immediacies


20. Eliminate Mediation?


21. Ineffective Ways of Dealing with Mediation


22. Pre-Existing Values


23. Advertising


24. Openness


25. Transparency


26. Education


27. The Power of Immediacy


28. Immediacy and Politics


29. New Rules of Responsibility


Conclusion

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