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Afternoon Book Group - How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur

Afternoon Book Group - How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur In-Person

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for an in-depth discussion of quality best-selling fiction and nonfiction books including biographies.

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This month's book: How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur

 

About this book: Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad advice. Fortunately, many smart philosophers have been pondering this conundrum for millennia and they have guidance for us. With bright wit and deep insight, How to Be Perfect explains concepts like deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism, ubuntu, and more so we can sound cool at parties and become better people. Schur starts off with easy ethical questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” (No.) and works his way up to the most complex moral issues we all face. Such as: Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people? How much money should I give to charity? Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad? And much more. By the time the book is done, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.

Date:
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Non-Bookable Location/Building:
Rodgers Memorial Library
Categories:
  Adult Services Program  
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