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Author Lachs, John, author

Title The cost of comfort / John Lachs
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series American philosophy
American philosophy
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Comfort; 2. Discomfort; 3. A Broken and an Integrated World; 4. Complete and Dismembered Actions; 5. Mediation; 6. Philosophical Excursion: Hegel and Peirce on Mediation; 7. Six Consequences of Mediation; 8. (A) Passivity; 9. (B) Impotence; 10. (C) Ignorance; 11. (D) Manipulation; 12. (E) Psychic Distance; 13. (F) Irresponsibility; 14. Major Mediators: Tools; 15. Major Mediators: Language; 16. Major Mediators: Ideology; 17. Major Mediators: Institutions; 18. Major Mediators: Government; 19. Mediated Immediacies; 20. Eliminate Mediation?
21. Ineffective Ways of Dealing with Mediation22. Preexisting Values; 23. Advertising; 24. Openness; 25. Transparency; 26. Education; 27. The Power of Immediacy; 28. Immediacy and Politics; 29. New Rules of Responsibility; Conclusion; About the Author
Summary Philosopher John Lachs observes that humans today live lives of comfort but also sees that these comfortable lives come at a cost: our increasing unhappiness. In The Cost of Comfort, Lachs contemplates what humans need in order to live fulfilled lives in today's world
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 23, 2019)
Subject Alienation (Social psychology)
Human comfort
Influence (Psychology)
Social structure
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Pragmatism
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253043182 (electronic bk.)
9780253043184 (electronic bk.)