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The therapy of desire : theory and practice in Hellenistic ethics

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 1996.
Series: @Martin classical lectures, N.s., vol. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. print., and 1. pbk. print
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This work examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm, such as Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus and Seneca. It shows that such philosophers practised  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0691000522 9780691000527 0691033420 9780691033426
OCLC Number: 263635623
Description: XIV, 558 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgments Ch. 1Therapeutic Arguments Ch. 2Medical Dialectic: Aristotle on Theory and Practice Ch. 3Aristotle on Emotions and Ethical Health Ch. 4Epicurean Surgery: Argument and Empty Desire Ch. 5Beyond Obsession and Disgust: Lucretius on the Therapy of Love Ch. 6Mortal Immortals: Lucretius on Death and the Voice of Nature Ch. 7"By Words, Not Arms": Lucretius on Anger and Aggression Ch. 8Skeptic Purgatives: Disturbance and the Life without Belief Ch. 9Stoic Tonics: Philosophy and the Self-Government of the Soul Ch. 10The Stoics on the Extirpation of the Passions Ch. 11Seneca on Anger in Public Life Ch. 12Serpents in the Soul: A Reading of Seneca's Medea Ch. 13The Therapy of Desire List of Philosophers and Schools Bibliography Index Locorum General Index
Series Title: @Martin classical lectures, N.s., vol. 2.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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