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The sense of the past : essays in the history of philosophy

Author: Bernard Williams; Myles Burnyeat
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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A collection of essays on the history of philosophy. It covers subjects such as the sixth century BC to the twentieth AD, from Homer to Wittgenstein by way of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bibliographie
History
Essays
Named Person: Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams; Myles Burnyeat
ISBN: 9780691124773 0691124779
OCLC Number: 60349072
Description: xxii, 393 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The legacy of Greek philosophy --
The women of Trachis : fictions, pessimism, ethics --
Understanding Homer : literature, history, and ideal anthropology --
Pagan justice and Christian love --
Introduction to Plato's Theaeteus --
Plato against the immoralist --
The analogy of city and soul in Plato's Republic --
Plato's construction of intrinsic goodness --
Cratylus' theory of names and its refutation --
Plato : The invention of philosophy --
Acting as the virtuous person acts --
Aristotle on the good : a formal sketch --
Justice as a virtue --
Hylomorphiam --
Descartes' use of skepticism --
Introductory essay on Descartes' Meditations --
Descartes and the historiography of philosophy --
Hume on religion --
The point of view of the universe : Sidgwick and the ambitions of ethics --
Nietzsche's minimalistic moral psychology --
Introduction to The gay science --
"There are many kinds of eyes" --
Unbearable suffering --
An essay on Collingwood --
Wittgenstein and idealism.
Responsibility: Bernard Williams ; edited and with an introduction by Myles Burnyeat.
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