ISBN-10:
0521794722
ISBN-13:
9780521794725
Pub. Date:
01/28/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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

by Martha C. Nussbaum
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ISBN-13: 9780521794725
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 590
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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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