The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press (2007)
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Abstract

Terence Irwin presents a historical and critical study of the development of moral philosophy over two thousand years, from ancient Greece to the Reformation. Starting with the seminal ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, he guides the reader through the centuries that follow, introducing each of the thinkers he discusses with generous quotations from their works. He offers not only careful interpretation but critical evaluation of what they have to offer philosophically. This is the first of three volumes which will examine the history of ethics in the Socratic tradition, up to the late 20th century

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Introduction

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It explores moral philosophy through discussion of its history. ‘... see more

The Sceptics

The most extensive evidence on Sceptical argument about ethics comes from Sextus Empiricus, writing in the second century AD. Sextus describes his outlook as ‘Pyrrhonian’, referring to Pyrrhon, who lived around 360 to ... see more

Stoicism: Action, Passion, and Reason

Stoicism is the most ambitious and comprehensive of the philosophical outlooks normally described as ‘Hellenistic’. Characteristics of the Hellenistic age have sometimes appeared to explain some of the distinctive feat... see more

Christian Theology and Moral Philosophy

From the beginning Christian theologians have explored some of the connexions, contrasts, and oppositions between their Christian outlook and the principles of moral philosophy. Though Christianity is not primarily a s... see more

Aquinas: Will

Thomas Aquinas has at least three aims in his moral philosophy: First, he tries to say what Aristotle means, and what an Aristotelian conception of morality commits us to. Second, he tries to show that this conception of ... see more

The Reformation and Scholastic Moral Philosophy

Modern moral philosophy developed especially in England, Scotland, and Germany, in areas where the Reformation was widely accepted, in its Lutheran, or Calvinist, or Anglican forms. Since mediaeval moral philosophers w... see more

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