• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:19    |    
    Is n , 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

New Media  | 01 de agosto de 2012  | Vistas: 112

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.


Preston Jones is associate professor of history and he was previously…


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