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The therapy of desire : theory and practice in Hellenistic ethics

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Series: Martin classical lectures, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 engagingly written book,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0691033420 9780691033426
OCLC Number: 28724422
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: xiv, 558 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Therapeutic Arguments --
Medical Dialectic: Aristotle on Theory and Practice --
Aristotle on Emotions and Ethical Health --
Epicurean Surgery: Argument and Empty Desire --
Beyond Obsession and Disgust: Lucretius on the Therapy of Love --
Mortal Immortals: Lucretius on Death and the Voice of Nature --
"By Words, Not Arms": Lucretius on Anger and Aggression --
Stoic Tonics: Philosophy and the Self-Government of the Soul --
Skeptic Purgatives: Disturbance and the Life without Belief --
The Stoics on the Extirpation of the Passions --
Seneca on Anger in Public Life --
Serpents in the Soul: A Reading of Seneca's Medea --
The Therapy of Desire.
Series Title: Martin classical lectures, v. 2.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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