Aristotle and Beyond: Essays on Metaphysics and Ethics

Aristotle and Beyond: Essays on Metaphysics and Ethics

by Sarah Broadie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521870240

ISBN-13: 9780521870245

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written over a period of thirty-five years, these essays, first published in 2007, explore the topics of causation, time, fate, determinism, natural teleology, different conceptions of the human soul, the idea of the highest good and the human significance of leisure. While most of the essays take as their starting-point some theme in Ancient Greek philosophy, they

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Written over a period of thirty-five years, these essays, first published in 2007, explore the topics of causation, time, fate, determinism, natural teleology, different conceptions of the human soul, the idea of the highest good and the human significance of leisure. While most of the essays take as their starting-point some theme in Ancient Greek philosophy, they are meant not as exegesis but as distinctive and independent contributions to live philosophizing. Written with clarity, precision without technicality, and philosophical imagination, they will engage a wide range of readers, including scholars and students of Ancient Greek philosophy and others working on more contemporary analytical concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521870245
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Affecting and being affected; 2. Backwards causation and continuing; 3. From necessity to fate: an inevitable step?; 4. Alternative world-histories; 5. A contemporary look at Aristotle's changing Now; 6. Nature and craft in Aristotelian teleology; 7. Soul and body in Plato and Descartes; 8. Aristotle and contemporary ethics; 9. The idea of the summum bonum; 10. What should we mean by 'the highest good'?; 11. The good of practical beings: Aristotelian perspectives; 12. Taking stock of leisure.

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