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Cicero's De finibus : philosophical approaches

Author: Julia Annas; Gábor Betegh
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
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"Cicero is increasingly recognised as a highly intelligent contributor to the ongoing ethical debates between Epicureans, Stoics and other schools. In this work on the fundamentals of ethics his learning as a scholar, his skill as a lawyer and his own passion for the truth result in a work which dazzles us in its presentation of the debates and at the same time exhibits the detachment of the ancient sceptic. Many  Read more...
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Cicero's De finibus
(DLC) 2015022586
(OCoLC)914296320
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Epicurus.; Epicurus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Annas; Gábor Betegh
ISBN: 9781316449554 1316449556 9781139871396 1139871390 9781316448694 131644869X
OCLC Number: 947143691
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Julia Annas --
1. Cicero's sceptical methods: the example of the De Finibus / Charles Brittain --
2. Epicurean pleasure in Cicero's De Finibus / James Warren --
3. Cicero and Epicurean virtues (De Finibus 1-2) / Pierre-Marie Morel --
4. Epicurus on the importance of friendship in the good life (De Finibus 1.65-70; 2.78-85) / Dorothea Frede --
5. Honor and the honorable: Cato's discourse in De Finibus 3 / Margaret Graver --
6. The voice of nature / Brad Inwood --
7. Sententia explosa: criticism of Stoic ethics in De Finibus 4 / Anna Maria Ioppolo --
8. Structure, standards and Stoic moral progress in De Finibus 4 / Thomas Bénatouil --
9. Antiochus' theory of oikeiôsis / Christopher Gill.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Annas and Gábor Betegh.

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This book opens up Cicero's work philosophically, taking us deeper into ancient ethical debates and into Cicero's own sceptical stance.  Read more...

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