Category Archives: The Reading List

Book Review: John Bradshaw and the Path to Goodness

John Bradshaw’s book Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason is delightful, eye-opening, and infuriating.  In the months — and I do mean many months … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction

Tomorrow I’ll finally post my review of John Bradshaw’s book, Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason. Stay tuned!

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Yet Another Fellow Traveler: John Bradshaw

On the recommendation of a friend, I just started reading John Bradshaw’s book, Reclaiming Virtue, and may I say that it’s such a relief after wading through the casual cruelty and skim-the-surface rigidity of Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape.

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Sam Harris, Science and a Universal Morality

Bestselling author Sam Harris has proposed yet another heretical idea:  the notion that science can and should answer questions of good and evil, right and wrong. He appears to be arguing that  science should shape morality and define goodness and … Continue reading

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Today in Goodness

Here’s an early edition of quick hits from the goodness trail… In this TED presentation, Michael J. Sandel talks about how we can overcome our tendency to turn democratic debates into “ideological food fights.” All of this reminds me that … Continue reading

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My Reading List continued – Jon Hassler

Via Facebook Solveig Pederson Zarubin suggestes: One of my favorite writers … is Jon Hassler – he wrote a memoir/essay collection called “Good People…from an Author’s Life”. One random review: http://www.nimblespirit.com/html/jon_hassler_reviews.htm “In this rare work of nonfiction — part memoir, … Continue reading

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My Reading List continued – a poem

Via Facebook, Amanda Warren suggests that I add Michael Josephson’s poem “What Will Matter” to my reading list, and I promptly found the poem online and read it. Perhaps the most relevant part is this: What will matter is not … Continue reading

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