Ancient Ethics (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Ethics Almost every course on philosophy includes a module on ancient philosophy, and this often focuses on ethical questions. This book covers the ethical theories of various major philosophers and philosophical schools from Socrates and Plato to the Hellenistic period, including Aristotle, Stoics, Sceptics, Epicureans and Pyrrhonists.
- Published: 14 January 2008
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415940276 ISBN 10: 0415940273
- Sales rank: 1,198,833
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This is the first comprehensive guide and only substantial undergraduate level introduction to ancient Greek and Roman ethics. It covers the ethical theories and positions of all the major philosophers (including Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and schools (Stoics and Epicureans) from the earliest times to the Hellenistic philosophers, analyzing their main arguments and assessing their legacy. This book maps the foundations of this key area, which is crucial knowledge across the disciplines and essential for a wide range of readers.