Healing The Culture and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 1.01 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Healing The Culture on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom and the Life Issues [Paperback]

Robert Spitzer

RRP: 10.59
Price: 10.47 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 0.12 (1%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Thursday, 24 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 8.64  
Paperback 10.47  
Trade In this Item for up to 1.01
Trade in Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom and the Life Issues for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 1.01, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom and the Life Issues + Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life + Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life Issues
Price For All Three: 29.33

Buy the selected items together


Product details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
89 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Diagnosis and Proposal 1 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
With the keen eye of a philosopher Father Robert Spitzer slices to the heart of our culture and proposes a renewal based on a foundational understanding of what it means to be a person. He identifies the sources of human happiness as having four levels ~ all good, so long as they are not distorted in their importance. Spitzer claims that the happiness we find in our relationships, for example, is superior to the happiness we find in a tasty dinner or in achieving a promotion. Building on this notion of personhood, Spitzer examines the concepts of rights, the Common Good, and other cultural categories and then turns to examining specific social problems like abortion and euthanasia. He shows how in a culture that over-values individual choices, we have come to undervalue the human person. And best of all he shows us how to build a society that is true to the best of who we are. Most highly recommended.
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethics for all times in every day language 17 Jun 2002
By Beverly B. Nuckols - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have been quoting the book since I opened it.
There is help for the religious, non-religious, or even anti-religious reader who would like to find a higher level of happiness in his life. There is no preaching. You will not feel as though the author is trying to convert or convince you of anything. He is explaining and teaching.
Who doesn't want to understand their world and be happier at the same time?
It is easy to understand, complete as far as I can tell, and compelling. There are no greek letters, polysyllabic-for-effect words, and yet you don't feel as though you are reading "Ethics for dummies." But, you will be educated and uplifted.
The introduction tells us how we ended up discussing abortion and euthanasia as a legal option in the first place. He does not use a "slippery slope" analogy, but describes the process that has made some women feel that society expects them to have an abortion.
The first chapter is a crash course in logic and basic ethics, with explanations that have stuck in my mind as both familiar and novel ways of saying what I have been reading in other much more difficult to read books.
And it just gets better from there.
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most important book I've ever read 25 July 2002
By Dennis E. Coburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Extremely well written and easy to read. Very enjoyable but with sufficient depth to challange any serious thinker. A well thought out elaboration of the philosophy that lies behind legitimate constitutional government and a pro-life (in the broadest sense of the word) culture.
This book is exactly what I would like have written if I had the knowledge, understanding and talent to pull it off.
It presents the concepts and explanations that prove that the pro-choice and euthanasia movements are essentially anti-liberty, anti-freedom and the ultimate source of much that is wrong with our culture today.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the negative reviews 13 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an easy to read, enlightening book dealing with the root causes of our cultural attitudes. Refreshing, well thought out arguments that educate the reader and inspire all of us to be more thoughtful and caring in our decisions. Ignore the negative review--he misses the point.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and desperately needed! 1 April 2004
By Andrew Colvin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fr. Spitzer uses ancient wisdom of the Greek Philosophers to remind contemporary society what happiness is truly about. Our society has become increasingly shallow and selfish. Please, read this book!
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback