The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy / Edition 2

The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy / Edition 2

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by Martha C. Nussbaum, Nussbaum Martha C.
     
 

This book, first published in 2001, is a study of ancient views about 'moral luck'.See more details below

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This book, first published in 2001, is a study of ancient views about 'moral luck'.

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ISBN-13:
9780521794725
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
590
Sales rank:
667,486
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Luck and ethics; Part I. Tragedy: Fragility and Ambition: 2. Aeschylus and practical conflict; 3. Sophocles' Antigone: conflict, vision, and simplification; Part II. Plato: Goodness without Fragility: 4. The Protagoras: a science of practical reasoning; Interlude 1. Plato's anti-tragic theater; 5. The Republic: true value and the standpoint of perfection; 6. The speech of Alcibiades: a reading of the Symposium; 7. 'This story isn't true': madness, reason, and recantation in the Phaedrus; Part III. Aristotle: The Fragility of the Good Human Life: Introduction; 8. Saving Aristotle's appearances; 9. Rational animals and the explanation of action; 10. Non-scientific deliberation; 11. The vulnerability of the Good Human Life: activity and disaster; 12. The vulnerability of the Good Human Life: relational goods; Appendix to Part III; Interlude 2. Luck and the tragic emotions; Epilogue. Tragedy; 13. The betrayal of convention: a reading of Euripedes' Hecuba.

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