Moral Tradition and Individuality

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In this study, John Kekes develops the view that good lives depend on maintaining a balance between one's moral tradition and individuality. Our moral tradition provides the forms of good lives and the permissible ways of trying to achieve them. But to do so, the author argues, we must grow in self-knowledge and self-control to make our characters suitable for realizing our aspirations. In addressing general readers as well as scholars, Kekes makes these philosophical views concrete by drawing on a rich variety of literary ...

Moral Tradition and Individuality 1991, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691023489

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Moral Tradition and Individuality 1989, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691078137

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