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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Good Enough

Good Enough

(p.449) Thirty-Two Good Enough
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Lachs distinguishes what is good enough, whose mark is experienced satisfaction, from the compromise implicit in the idea of that with which we can “make do.” What is good enough has an integrity of its own that indicates that it does not need to be better; it is satisfactory on its own terms. We may deem it unsatisfactory, but that is relative to another experience or situation. Consequently, embracing the good enough does not warrant indifference or settling for less than what is possible, though it does enable us to enjoy satisfactions and counteract the impossible drive to have and do everything.

Keywords:   Good, Satisfactory, Human finitude

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