For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Looks
A Philosophical Dialogue
  • Nicholas J. Pappas
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Looks. A Philosophical Dialogue
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Things are not going well for Model, but he has the good fortune to run into Director at an island resort. Model is close to despair over the fact that people only love him for his looks, not who he actually is. This book is a dialogue between Model and a philosopher friend, Director. While they enjoy their time at an island resort, they talk about the role of looks in human life and the desire for something deeper.

About the Author

Nick Pappas has published a series of over 15 thought-provoking books with Algora Publishing. He teaches high school English Language Arts in Western New York. Prior to that he worked as a director and consultant in information technology. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. Nick has written numerous short stories and poems in addition to his philosophical dialogues.

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Life works best when we have a sense of meaning; and above all, we seek to mean something to other people.

Looks can get in the way, immediately eliciting a superficial reaction from the people around us and conditioning all our future...

Life works best when we have a sense of meaning; and above all, we seek to mean something to other people.

Looks can get in the way, immediately eliciting a superficial reaction from the people around us and conditioning all our future interactions. As the main character, Model, says: “People love me for my looks...but I wish there were more… to me.”

Can we actually make more of ourselves? What if we look into our internal mirrors and are not satisfied with what we see?

A lucky encounter at an island resort with a friend, Director, leads to a series of chats. Reflecting on what people value in themselves and other people — looks, money, power, brain power — and then more subtle and essential characteristics, they explore what we can to do be “more.”

Philosophy can be uncomfortable. Talking about moral principles or ideals challenges us to look frankly at weak areas with honesty and courage. Through the dialogue in these pages, the characters encourage us and accompany us as we, too, strive to grow, each in our own way.


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This book is of general philosophical interest. Specialists and general readers alike will appreciate both the nuance and larger ideas contained in this work.
This book is of general philosophical interest. Specialists and general readers alike will appreciate both the nuance and larger ideas contained in this work.
Pages 204
Year: 2022
BISAC: PHI000000 PHILOSOPHY / General
BISAC: PHI035000 PHILOSOPHY / Essays
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