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Author: Everson, Stephen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521388320
Volumes: 1; Pages: 308
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This collection of essays provides a sophisticated and accessible introduction to the moral theories of the ancient world. It covers the ethical theories of all the major philosophers and schools from the earliest times to the Hellenistic philosophers. A substantial introduction considers the question of what is distinctive about ancient ethics. Third in a series of volumes each providing critical discussions of the central arguments and theories of a specific field of philosophy Contributions from major scholars in the field Covers all major ancient ethical theoriesContents1. Introduction: virtue and morality2. Pre-platonic ethics Charles H. Kahn3. Platonic ethics C. C. W. Taylor4. Aristotle on nature and value Stephen Everson5. Some issues in Aristotle's moral psychology John McDowell6. The inferential foundations of Epicurean ethics David Sedley7. Socratic paradox and Stoic theory T. H. Irwin8. Doing without objective values: ancient and modern strategies Julia Annas9. Moral responsibility: Aristotle and after Susan Sauv Meyer.