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Fragility of Goodness Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521277027

ISBN-13: 9780521277020

Edition: 1986

Authors: Martha C. Nussbaum

List price: $25.99
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This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek thought and addresses major issues in contemporary ethical theory. One of its most original aspects is its interelated treatment of both literary and philosophical texts. In a close analysis of three…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/20/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.