A Ferment of Existence: Ethics, Friendship, and the Better Life

John Lysaker is the William R. Kenan University Professor at Emory University and director of the Emory Center for Ethics. He works in ethics, aesthetics, and philosophical psychology, with a focus on conditions that enable as well as frustrate human flourishing. Recent books include Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness: Essays in Finitude (The University of Chicago Press, 2023), Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought (The University of Chicago Press, 2018), and After Emerson (Indiana University Press, 2017).