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Self-interest : an anthology of philosophical perspectives

Author: Kelly Rogers
Publisher: New York : Routledge, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work discusses the reconciliation of inevitable self-concern with its manifest potential for harm. It brings together the efforts of 23 important philosophers to address the question of how to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Rogers
ISBN: 0415912512 9780415912518 0415912520 9780415912525
OCLC Number: 35887008
Description: 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Classical Era. Plato (427-347 B.C.). Aristotle (384-322 B.C.). Epicureanism. Stoicism --
II. Medieval Era. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Thomas Aquinas (c. 1224-1274) --
III. Early Modern Era. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677). Bernard Mandeville (c. 1670-1733). Joseph Butler (1692-1752). Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746). David Hume (1711-1776). Adam Smith (1723-1790). Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) --
IV. Nineteenth Century. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900). William James (1842-1910). Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) --
V. Twentieth Century. John Dewey (1859-1952). Ayn Rand (1905-1982). David Gauthier (b. 1932).
Responsibility: edited by Kelly Rogers.
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