Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian, and Psychoanalytic Ethics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Cambridge University Press (1998)
Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottingham's thought-provoking study examines three major philosophical approaches to this problem. Starting with the attempts of Classical philosophers to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the moral psychology of Descartes, and concludes by analyzing the insights of modern psychoanalytic theory into the human predicament. His study provides a fresh and challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology for students and specialists alike.
|Keywords||Ethics Conduct of life Reason Emotivism Ethics, Ancient Psychoanalysis and philosophy Psychoanalysis Moral and ethical aspects|
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