Todd May Returns with His New Book

Clemson University professor, Todd May will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 19th at 3 p.m. He will present his latest book, A Decent Life: Morality for the Rest of Us.  With this book, Todd May has answers. He's not the sort of philosopher who tells us we have to be model citizens who display perfect ethics in every decision we make. He's realistic: he understands that living up to ideals is a constant struggle. In A Decent Life, May leads readers through the traditional philosophical bases of a number of arguments about what ethics asks of us, then he develops a more reasonable and achievable way of thinking about them, one that shows us how we can use philosophical insights to participate in the complicated world around us. He explores how we should approach the many relationships in our lives--with friends, family, animals, people in need--through the use of a more forgiving, if no less fundamentally serious, moral compass. With humor, insight, and a lively and accessible style, May opens a discussion about how we can, realistically, lead the good life that we aspire to.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 E Jackson St.
3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 29779
A Decent Life: Morality for the Rest of Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226609744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Chicago Press - March 22nd, 2019

A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226439952
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: University of Chicago Press - March 1st, 2017

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