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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics

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Christopher Bobonich, André Laks, David Conan Wolfsdorf, Daniel Devereux, Rachana Kamtekar, Frisbee Sheffield, David Charles, Jessica Moss, Corinne Gartner, Raphael Woolf, Katja Vogt, Margaret Graver, Luca Castagnoli, Dominic O'Meara, Julia Annas, Richard Kraut, David Sedley, Terence Irwin
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  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107053915

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  • The field of ancient Greek ethics is increasingly emerging as a major branch of philosophical enquiry, and students and scholars of ancient philosophy will find this Companion to be a rich and invaluable guide to the themes and movements which characterised the discipline from the Pre-Socratics to the Neo-Platonists. Several chapters are dedicated to the central figures of Plato and Aristotle, and others explore the ethical thought of the Stoics, the Epicureans, the Skeptics, and Plotinus. Further chapters examine important themes that cut across these schools, including virtue and happiness, friendship, elitism, impartiality, and the relationship between ancient eudaimonism and modern morality. Written by leading scholars and drawing on cutting-edge research to illuminate the questions of ancient ethics, the book will provide students and specialists with an indispensable critical overview of the full range of ancient Greek ethics.

    • Provides readers with a full historical and thematic overview of the scope of ancient Greek ethics, from the Pre-Socratics to the Neo-Platonists
    • Features cutting-edge research from leading names in the field, making use of the most up-to-date scholarship
    • Offers a critical perspective on this growing branch of philosophical study, with a focus on the key figures of Aristotle and Plato
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    'This is a rich and stimulating collection covering many central aspects of ancient ethics and, at its best, connecting ancient themes with modern preoccupations in a thought-provoking, non-dogmatic way. It widens the usual range of figures and topics covered, admirably well for a book of this size. Specialists and novices alike are in good hands with this Companion.' Brad Inwood, Notre Dame Philosophical Review

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    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107053915
    • length: 410 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Christopher Bobonich
    Part I. Origins:
    1. What is pre-Socratic ethics? André Laks
    2. The historical Socrates David Conan Wolfsdorf
    Part II. Plato:
    3. Virtue and happiness Daniel Devereux
    4. Ethical psychology Rachana Kamtekar
    5. Love and friendship Frisbee Sheffield
    Part III. Aristotle:
    6. Virtue and happiness David Charles
    7. Ethical psychology Jessica Moss
    8. Love and friendship Corinne Gartner
    Part IV. The Hellenistics and Beyond:
    9. Epicurus and the Epicureans on ethics Raphael Woolf
    10. The Stoics on virtue and happiness Katja Vogt
    11. The Stoics' ethical psychology Margaret Graver
    12. Skeptical ethics Luca Castagnoli
    13. Ethics in Plotinus and his successors Dominic O'Meara
    Part V. Themes:
    14. Ancient Eudaimonism and modern morality Julia Annas
    15. Partiality and impartiality in ancient ethics Richard Kraut
    16. Elitism in Plato and Aristotle Christopher Bobonich
    17. Becoming godlike David Sedley
    18. Horace and practical philosophy Terence Irwin.

  • Editor

    Christopher Bobonich, Stanford University, California
    Christopher Bobonich is C. I. Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, California, and has published extensively on Plato and Aristotle. He is the author of Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics (2002), co-editor of Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: From Socrates to Plotinus (2007), and editor of Plato's 'Laws': A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2010).

    Contributors

    Christopher Bobonich, André Laks, David Conan Wolfsdorf, Daniel Devereux, Rachana Kamtekar, Frisbee Sheffield, David Charles, Jessica Moss, Corinne Gartner, Raphael Woolf, Katja Vogt, Margaret Graver, Luca Castagnoli, Dominic O'Meara, Julia Annas, Richard Kraut, David Sedley, Terence Irwin

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