Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

Princeton University Press
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Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love--and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern.
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About the author

Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Freedom within Reason.
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Princeton University Press
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Published on
Mar 1, 2010
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Pages
168
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ISBN
9781400834594
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy / Mind & Body
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Susan Wolf
Written with real clarity by authors teaching and researching in the field, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law offers an excellent starting point for both law and non-law students encountering this diverse and controversial subject for the first time. Topics covered include administration and enforcement, waste management, EU environmental law, pollution control, environmental permitting, contaminated land, environmental torts and private regulation.

The book is supported by a range of learning features designed to help students:

Consolidate your learning:

Chapter learning objectives and detailed summaries clarify and highlight key points

Understand how the law works in practice:

‘Law in Action’ features demonstrate the application of pollution control law

Plan your research:

Detailed end of chapter further reading sections outline articles, books and online resources that provide next steps for your research

This sixth edition has been updated and revised to take into account recent developments in the subject, including coverage of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010; developments in the Environment Agency enforcement and sanctions policy documents; and updates relating to the defence of statutory authority in the tort of private nuisance.

Suitable for students of environmental law and the wider environmental studies, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law is a valuable guide to this wide-ranging subject.

Susan Wolf

is Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Northumbria.

Neil Stanley

is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds.
Susan Wolf
Written with real clarity by authors teaching and researching in the field, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law offers an excellent starting point for both law and non-law students encountering this diverse and controversial subject for the first time. Topics covered include administration and enforcement, waste management, EU environmental law, pollution control, environmental permitting, contaminated land, environmental torts and private regulation.

The book is supported by a range of learning features designed to help students:

Consolidate your learning:

Chapter learning objectives and detailed summaries clarify and highlight key points

Understand how the law works in practice:

‘Law in Action’ features demonstrate the application of pollution control law

Plan your research:

Detailed end of chapter further reading sections outline articles, books and online resources that provide next steps for your research

This sixth edition has been updated and revised to take into account recent developments in the subject, including coverage of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010; developments in the Environment Agency enforcement and sanctions policy documents; and updates relating to the defence of statutory authority in the tort of private nuisance.

Suitable for students of environmental law and the wider environmental studies, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law is a valuable guide to this wide-ranging subject.

Susan Wolf

is Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Northumbria.

Neil Stanley

is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds.
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