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- DescriptionThere is w a renewed concern for moral psychology among moral philosophers. Moreover, contemporary philosophers interested in virtue, moral responsibility and moral progress regularly refer to Plato and Aristotle, the two founding fathers of ancient ethics. The book contains eleven chapters by distinguished scholars which showcase current research in Greek ethics. Four deal with Plato, focusing on the Protagoras, Euthydemus, Symposium and Republic, and discussing matters of literary presentation alongside the philosophical content. The four chapters on Aristotle address problems such as the doctrine of the mean, the status of rules, equity and the tension between altruism and egoism in Aristotelian eudaimonism. A contrast to classical Greek ethics is presented by two chapters reconstructing Epicurus' views on the emotions and moral responsibility as well as on moral development. The final chapter on personal identity in Empedocles shows that the concern for moral progress is already palpable in Presocratic philosophy.
- Author BiographyBurkhard Reis is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in the project to provide a new German translation of and commentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which is being run by Dorothea Frede and sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He is the author of Der Platoniker Albinos und sein sogenannter Prologos. Prolegomena, Uberlieferungsgeschichte, kritische Edition und Ubersetzung (1999).
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication20/07/2006
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byBurkhard Reis
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