by John Riker, CC professor of philosophy

Talk about irony: Just as he completed the first draft of “Why it is Good to be Good,” Riker’s computer and all the backups were stolen. Yet he forged on, and in this book Riker 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.

ISBN-13: 978-0765707901. Published by Jason Aronson, 2010.