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Virtue : Essays in Ancient Philosophy - Kevin K. Durand


Essays in Ancient Philosophy

Paperback Published: 14th June 2004
ISBN: 9780761827108
Number Of Pages: 150

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Ancient Greek philosophers were fundamentally concerned with weighty esoteric arguments such as the nature of humanity, the good life, and the concept of good versus evil. Virtue hopes to contribute to these arguments by examining the relationship that ethics bears to other philosophical considerations in metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. Virtue examines central topics in ancient Greek explorations of "virtue," particularly the elusive notion of "Sophrosune," alternatively translated as "moderation" or "temperance." The book investigates central works of Plato and Aristotle to develop an understanding of the role this virtue plays in the broader ethical commitments of three of history's greatest philosophers--Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Law and Justice in the Critop. 3
Know Thyself: Self-Knowledge and Sophrosunep. 15
All this Over An "s": The Unity of Virtue(s)p. 33
Introductionp. 45
The Search for Justice in the Republicp. 49
The Divided Linep. 59
Variations on a Theme: The Art of Rhetoric and Self-Knowledge in the Phaedrusp. 71
Introductionp. 79
What is Really Real?p. 81
The Foundations of Ethicsp. 95
Aristotle: Misogynist or Silly?p. 109
A Virtue of Feminism or Rehabilitating Aristotlep. 115
Index of Cited Textsp. 137
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780761827108
ISBN-10: 0761827102
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 14th June 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.92  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.2