Therapy of Desire - Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics
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Description: 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 engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought of today.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/7/1996
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.
|List of Abbreviations|
|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|
|Skeptic Purgatives: Disturbance and the Life without Belief|
|Stoic Tonics: Philosophy and the Self-Government of the Soul|
|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|
|List of Philosophers and Schools|