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Colorado College Philosophy Professor Publishes Book on Morality

Colorado College Professor of Philosophy John Riker has published a new book, titled "Why it is Good to be Good." In it, he shows how modernity's reigning concept of the self undermines moral life and lays the basis for the epidemic of cheating that is devastating social and economic institutions. The aim of the book is to provide a compelling answer to the question of why persons living in modern society should want to adopt an ethical way of being in the world.

Riker also is the author of "Ethics and the Discovery of the Unconscious," "Human Excellence and an Ecological Conception of the Psyche," and "The Art of Ethical Thinking."

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