“The Fragility of Goodness”

In her book The Fragility of Goodness, philosopher Martha Nussbaum explores the perils of trying to live ethically. Striving to be moral in an unpredictable world can be rewarding but also risky. Why does the quest for a good life make us vulnerable to being hurt? What is goodness, and how do we nurture it in ourselves? Why is living an ethical life worth the risk? Hugh Taft-Morales searches for answers to these questions and more.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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