The Morality of Happiness

New York: Oxford University Press (1993)
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In this book I look at the tradition of eudaimonistic ethics which stems from Aristotle's treatment of ethics, and which takes distinct, though related forms in Epicurus, the Stoics and the Sceptics. I look at this tradition from different points of view: how is it related to human nature, how does it account for other-related virtue and action, and how much does it require in terms of revising previously held priorities. I discuss the methodology of discussing ancient texts in ways that relate them to contemporary concerns, particularly the importance of respecting the texts and avoiding anachronism.



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