The Fragility of Goodness

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521794722
Release Date: 2001-01-15
Genre: Philosophy

This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck." It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This updated edition contains a new preface.

Tragedy and the Philosophical Life The Republic

Author: Martha C. Beck
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0773459235
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

These books present a unique view of the philosophical life as a path out of tragedy and as a unique understanding of how the character of Socrates exemplifies that life. This study is in response to Martha Nussbaum's interpretation of Plato in The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greck Tragedy and Philosophy.

Tragedy and the Philosophical Life Protagoras

Author: Martha C. Beck
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0773458476
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

These books present a unique view of the philosophical life as a path out of tragedy and as a unique understanding of how the character of Socrates exemplifies that life. This study is in response to Martha Nussbaum's interpretation of Plato in The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greck Tragedy and Philosophy.

Tragedy and the Philosophical Life Phaedrus and Symposium

Author: Martha C. Beck
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0773458581
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

These books present a unique view of the philosophical life as a path out of tragedy and as a unique understanding of how the character of Socrates exemplifies that life. This study is in response to Martha Nussbaum's interpretation of Plato in The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greck Tragedy and Philosophy.

Hekav

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: 9607793897
Release Date: 2016
Genre:


The Therapy of Desire

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691000522
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Philosophy

The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life. In this engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought of today.The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life. In this engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought of today.

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy IV

Author: John Peter Anton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791406547
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Philosophy

Papers originally presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy. Seventeen essays demonstrate a shared and strikingly high regard for Plato as a major thinker in the western philosophical tradition, a recognition that the dialogues he wrote continue to exert influence as well as attract theoretical attention. Paper edition ($18.95) not seen. The essays in this collection have been selected from a much larger set of papers on Aristotle's ethics, presented before the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy during the past decade. The essays are arranged (roughly) according to several unifying themes: methodology, ergon, virtue and character, moral reasoning, and persons and property. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy II

Author: John Peter Anton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873956230
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Philosophy

Papers presented to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy since its beginnings in the 1950's.

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy I

Author: John Peter Anton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 087395050X
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Philosophy

Papers presented to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy since its beginnings in the 1950's.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

Author: Laura Savu Walker
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498522335
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Social Science

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the “good life,” understood in all of its dimensions—material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual—and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors provide interdisciplinary insights into what the good life means today and how a viable vision of it can be achieved to benefit not just individuals but our interdependent world as well.

Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott

Author: Sean Seeger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351180092
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott is the first dedicated comparative study of James Joyce and Derek Walcott. The book examines the ways in which both Joyce’s fiction and Walcott’s poetry articulate a nonlinear conception of time with radical cultural and political implications. For Joyce and Walcott equally, the book argues, it is only by reconceiving time in this way that it becomes possible to envisage a means of escape from what Joyce calls “force, hatred, history” and what Walcott calls the “madness of history seen as sequential time”. A starting point for the comparisons drawn between Joyce and Walcott is their relationship to Homer. Joyce’s Ulysses is in one respect a rewriting of Homer’s Odyssey; Walcott’s Omeros stands in an analogous relationship to the Iliad. This book argues that these acts of rewriting, far from being instances of influence, intertexuality, or straightforward repetition, exemplify Joyce and Walcott’s complex stance, not just toward literary history, but toward the idea of history as such. The book goes on to demonstrate how an enhanced appreciation of the role of nonlinear temporality in Joyce and Walcott can help to illuminate numerous other aspects of their work.

Wounded Heroes

Author: Marina McCoy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199672783
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: History

McCoy examines how Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy offer important insights into the nature of human vulnerability, especially how Greek thought extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. Beginning with the literary works of Homer and Sophocles, she also expands her analysis to the philosophical works of Plato and Aristotle.

The Life of Reason in an Age of Terrorism

Author: Charles Padrón
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004363311
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Social Science

The Life of Reason in an Age of Terrorism brings together seventeen original essays that discuss George Santayana’s (1863-1952) social and political thought within the context of contemporary considerations, especially terrorism.

Key Philosophers in Conversation

Author: Andrew Pyle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415180376
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Philosophy

Key Philosophers in Conversation is a fascinating collection of interviews presenting the ideas of some of the worlds leading contemporary philosophers. Each interview features a discussion with a key philosopher looking at philosophical issues such as; the philosophy of mind, ethics, science, political philosophy and the history of philosophy. Those interviewed are; W.V.O Quine, Michael Dummet, Mary Warnock, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Daniel Dennett, Martha Nussbaum, Roger Scruton, Bernard Williams, Jean Hampton, Richard Dawkins, Derek Parfit, Peter Strawson, David Gauthier, Hugh Mellor, John Cottingham, Adam Morton, Stefan Korner, Richard Sorabji and Nancy Cartwright. This book offers an excellent insight to contemporary philosophy and is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to what is happening in Philosophy today.

Moral Luck

Author: Daniel Statman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791415392
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Philosophy

Luck plays a part in determining our judgments and in causing us to question our notions of morality. Should a successful murderer be punished more severely than an unsuccessful one? Should a person be praised for his fine moral character which was a consequence of his good luck in being born into a certain kind of family, in particular historical circumstances? These questions and other ideas are discussed in this book by leading philosophers including: Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, Martha C. Nussbaum, Don Levi, Judith Andre, Henning Jensen, Nicholas Rescher, Norvin Richards, Steven Sverdlik, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Michael J. Zimmerman, and Margaret U. Walker. The reader is stimulated to reflect on his or her basic notions of morality, especially those of responsibility, agency, and justification.