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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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Before his death in 2003, Bernard Williams planned to publish a collection of historical essays, focusing primarily on the ancient world. This posthumous volume brings together a much wider selection, written over some forty years. His legacy lives on in this masterful work, the first collection ever published of Williams's essays on the history of philosophy. The subjects range from the sixth century B.C. to the  Read more...
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Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen.
Sense of the past.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005047734
(OCoLC)60349072
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams; Myles Burnyeat
ISBN: 9781400827107 1400827108
OCLC Number: 440799790
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 393 pages)
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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