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Why Can't We Be Good?


Free Resource (#686) - Nov. 10th, 2008
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Why Can't We Be Good?

In this talk from author & philosopher Jacob Needleman, he discusses his book Why Can't We Be Good? and the ways of reconciling what we know to be good with being able to do what is good in a practical sense. Needleman brings in quotes and ideas from various philosophers and religious teachers. He provides some examples in his own life of how he's made the transition towards being good. This talk is available on streaming video from FORA.tv.

Why Can't We Be Good?

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