The Fragility of Goodness


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Author  Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 15, 2001
ISBN  0521794722
Pages  592

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This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck." It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This updated edition contains a new preface.

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