The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana's Philosophy Hardback

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The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana's Philosophy

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German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in 1818 that without inner peace true happiness is impossible. Around a hundred years later, American philosopher George Santayana, having studied Schopenhauer, explained in detail how we can achieve inner peace through a special activity he called 'spirituality'. While Santayana's theory of spirituality is not well known today, it holds great promise for enhancing our lives. Spirituality is a form of momentary detachment from ideals and values that frees us to enjoy whatever there is, without judging it. In The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana's Philosophy Brodrick clarifies and extends Santayana's account of spirituality, as well as suggesting how the detachment of spirituality can relieve human suffering and distress, enrich our daily routines with moments of inner peace, and even make us better human beings. It is argued that, as finite beings in a forever imperfect world, spirituality helps us make the most of whatever life brings by revealing that, in a sense, everything is good enough as it is.

The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana's Philosophy by Michael Brodrick was published by Palgrave Macmillan in April 2015. The ISBN for The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana's Philosophy is 9781137472472.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (April 2015)
Weight363g
Number of Pages184
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781137472472
ISBN-101137472472
Product Code4318111
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