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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