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Beyond IndividualismThe Challenge of Inclusive Communities$
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George Rupp

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174282

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001

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What Is the Good Life?

What Is the Good Life?

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(p.74) 5 What Is the Good Life?
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Beyond Individualism
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George Rupp

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0005

As all of us wrestle with the question of what is the good life, we need to focus not only on individual happiness and accomplishment—on our love and our work—as aims in themselves but also to recognize that such goals can be attained only as we also engage larger issues, participate in ever more inclusive communities, and commit ourselves to causes that in the end embrace all of humanity, indeed the whole cosmos.

Keywords:   The good life, Religion, Diversity, Individualism, Collaboration, compelling cause

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