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Ethics : Companions to Ancient Thought - Stephen Everson


Companions to Ancient Thought

By: Stephen Everson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th May 1998
ISBN: 9780521388320
Number Of Pages: 312

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This fourth Companion to Ancient Thought is devoted to ancient ethics. The chapters range over the ethical theories of all the major philosophers and schools from the earliest times to the work of the Hellenistic philosophers. There is a substantial introduction which considers the question of what is distinctive about ancient ethics, and an extensive bibliography. This collection provides a sophisticated and accessible introduction to the moral theories of the ancient world.

"...this rich collection contains important essays, each by a scholar whose previous translation or commentary is well known for the topic on which he or she is writing." Laurence D. Houlgate, Ethics "This is an excellent collection of essays by eight accomplished philosophical scholars. No previous collection on ancient ethics matches both the quality of the essays and the range of figures covered. This collection is a worthy companion to serious study of ancient ethical thought." Ancient Philosophy

Introduction: virtue and morality
Pre-platonic ethics
Platonic ethics
Aristotle on nature and value
Some issues in Aristotle's moral psychology
The inferential foundations of Epicurean ethics
Socratic paradox and Stoic theory
Doing without objective values: ancient and modern strategies
Moral responsibility: Aristotle and after
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ISBN: 9780521388320
ISBN-10: 0521388325
Series: Companions to Ancient Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 4th May 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49