Justice and Generosity presents a collection of original essays by leading scholars on the social and political philosophies of the Hellenistic period, covering the work of both Greek and Roman thinkers such as Cicero, Seneca, Epicurus, and the Cynics. It challenges the conventional view of Hellenistic philosophy as apolitical, and offers a fresh and comprehensive guide to the main currents of social and political philosophy in a period of increasing interest to classicists, philosophers, and cultural and intellectual historians.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction; Part I. Political Philosophy: Development and Transformation: 1. Polybius' applied political theory David E. Hahm; 2. The statesman and the law in the political philosophy of Cicero Jean-Louis Ferrary; 3. Aristotelian political theory in the Hellenistic period Julia Annas; 4. Oikonomia in Hellenistic political thought Carlo Natali; 5. The Cynics and politics J. L. Moles; Part II: The Ethical Framework of Politics and Society: 6. The Epicurean theory of law and justice Antonina Alberti; 7. Two Stoic approaches to justice Malcolm Schofield; 8. Cicero's politics in De officiis A. A. Long; 9. Politics and paradox in Seneca's De beneficiis Brad Inwood; Bibliography; General index; Index of Greek and Latin words; Index of ancient names and philosophical schools; Index of passages.