The Philosophy of the Good Life: Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews, 1929-1930
A deliberate historical examination of the conception of the good life entertained, and taught by the famous moral leaders of mankind : Zarathustra, The Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, Socrates, Plato, the Stoics, The Jewish prophets, and Jesus Christ.
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A. N. Whitehead absolute agnosticism Ahura appears Aristotle authority beauty become believe Buddha Buddhism called certainly Christian Church claim conception Confucius conscience consciousness conviction divine doctrine doubt duty eternal ethical monotheism evidence evil experience expression fact faith freedom fundamental Gathas give God's Gospels Gotama Greek Haurvatat Hinduism Holy human idea ideal IMPRESSION India individual intellectual Israel Jesus Christ judgment kingdom knowledge later lectures live Lord man's mankind Mazdah means Mencius ment mind moral standard nature noble Noble Eightfold Path obligation Old Testament philosophers Plato polytheism postulates present principle priori prophets purpose rational reality reason recognize refuse religion religious righteous seems sense Socrates soul speak spirit Stoicism Stoics supreme teaching theology theory things thou thought tion to-day tradition true truth ultimate universe whole word worship Yasna Zarathustra Zoroaster Zoroastrianism