00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction by Luis Figueroa
00:19    |    
Is The Examined Life, by John Kekes, a book about ethics?
01:27    |    
According to the seminar, what is a better life?
Importance of daily interactions and decisions
Overall benefits of living a wholesome life
06:24    |    
Should people sacrifice to society?
Traffic-hand phenomenon in Guatemala
Rightly understood self-interest 
10:07    |    
What are students' most common concerns?
12:46    |    
Final words
12:52    |    
Final credits




Self-Interest, Rationality and a Better Life

01 de agosto de 2012   | Vistas: 18 |  

Preston Jones shares his experience while teaching a seminar about The Examined Life, a book by John Kekes. He comments on the way the book guides readers to have a better life by applying self-examination techniques which lead to an improvement in different aspects: goals, values, relationships, and personal interests. He explains what the author means by having a better life and talks about the consequences that daily life actions and decisions have and how self-interest, rightly understood, benefits not only one person but, eventually, a whole society. He closes by referring to common concerns students have regarding the actions to take for their future.


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín