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The Norms of Nature: Studies in Hellenistic Ethics

Malcolm Schofield (Editor), Gisela Striker (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0521266238 / ISBN 13: 9780521266239
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Norms of Nature: Studies in Hellenistic ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: First Edition

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Can moral philosophy alter our moral beliefs or our emotions? Does moral scepticism mean making up our own values, or does it leave us without moral commitments at all? Is it possible to find a basis for ethics in human nature? These are some of the main questions explored in this volume, which is devoted to the ethics of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy. Some of the leading scholars in the field have here taken a look at the bases of the Stoics' and Epicureans' thinking about what the Greeks took to be the central questions of philosophy. Their essays, which originated in a conference held at Bad Homburg in 1983, the third in a series of conferences on Hellenistic philosophy, propose important interpretations of the texts, and pose some fascinating problems about the different roles of argument and reason in ancient and modern moral philosophy. This book will be of interest to moral philosophers and to scholars of Greek philosophy too.

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This volume is devoted to the ethics of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy. Some of the leading scholars in the field have here taken a look at the bases of the Stoics' and Epicureans' thinking about what the Greeks took to be the central questions of philosophy.

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