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Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics

Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics
Rethinking Happiness and Duty

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John McDowell, Barbara Herman, T. H. Irwin, Stephen Engstrom, Allen W. Wood, Jennifer Whiting, Christine M. Korsgaard, Julia Annas, John M. Cooper, J. B. Schneewind
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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521624978

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  • This major collection of essays offers the first serious challenge to the traditional view that ancient and modern ethics are fundamentally opposed. In doing so it has important implications for contemporary ethical thought, as well as providing a significant reassessment of the work of Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics. The contributors include internationally recognized interpreters of ancient and modern ethics.

    • The only collection that compares and contrasts the work of Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics
    • Very 'hot' topic in philosophy where everything on Aristotle or Kant sells
    • Distinguished group of contributors, including several Press authors
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    'Importantly, old stereotypes, or conventional wisdom, about the differences between ancient and modern ethics, especially between Aristotle and Kant, are challenged, exposing possible unities (and historical influences) that tradition has overlooked. However, superficial similarities are also probed and sometimes shown to mask deep remaining differences. The papers call attention to, as well as represent, a quite remarkable contemporary revival of important philosophical/scholarly treatment of the history of ethics, and the authors are, without exception, major players in this movement.' Thomas E. Hill, Jr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521624978
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.529kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Deliberation and Moral Development:
    1. Deliberation and moral development in Aristotle's ethics John McDowell
    2. Making room for character Barbara Herman
    Part II. Eudaimonism:
    3. Kant's criticisms of Eudaimonism T. H. Irwin
    4. Happiness and the highest good in Aristotle and Kant Stephen Engstrom
    Part III. Self-Love and Self-Worth:
    5. Self-love, self-benevolence, and self-conceit Allen W. Wood
    6. Self-love and authoritative virtue: Prolegomenon to a Kantian reading of Eudemian Ethics VIII 3 Jennifer Whiting
    Part IV. Practical Reason and Moral Psychology:
    7. From duty and for the sake of the noble: Kant and Aristotle on morally good action Christine M. Korsgaard
    8. Aristotle and Kant on morality and practical reasoning Julia Annas
    Part V. Stoicism:
    9. Eudaimonism, the appeal to nature, and 'Moral Duty' in Stoicism John M. Cooper
    10. Kant and Stoic ethics J. B. Schneewind.

  • Editors

    Stephen Engstrom, University of Pittsburgh

    Jennifer Whiting, University of Toronto


    John McDowell, Barbara Herman, T. H. Irwin, Stephen Engstrom, Allen W. Wood, Jennifer Whiting, Christine M. Korsgaard, Julia Annas, John M. Cooper, J. B. Schneewind

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