Ethics

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Stephen Everson
Cambridge University Press, May 4, 1998 - Philosophy - 300 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction virtue and morality
1
PrePlatonic ethics
27
Platonic ethics
49
Aristotle on nature and value
77
Some issues in Aristotles moral psychology
107
The inferential foundations of Epicurean ethics
129
Socratic paradox and Stoic theory
151
Doing without objective values ancient and modern strategies
193
Moral responsibility Aristotle and after
221
Bibliography
241
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