Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought (Paperback)John T. Fitzgerald (editor)
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This book contains a collection of 13 essays from leading scholars on the relationship between passionate emotions and moral advancement in Greek and Roman thought.
Recognising that emotions played a key role in whether individuals lived happily, ancient philosophers extensively discussed the nature of "the passions", showing how those who managed their emotions properly would lead better, more moral lives.
The contributions are preceded by an introdution to the subject by John Fitzgerald. Writers discussed include the Cynics, the Neopythagorians, Aristotle and Ovid; the discussion encompasses philosophy, literature and religion.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
'This multi-disciplinary book is a significant contribution to recent research on the emotions and moral progress' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
`This volume represents a solid contribution to the ongoing discussions of the passions in antiquity. The editor's assertions that the passions should be studied alongside notions of moral progress in borne out by these useful essays.' - The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
'First rate contributions to understanding how the passions were construed to help or hinder moral progress in classical antiquity . . . Of interest to many classicists, biblical scholars, and historians of philosophy.' - Religious Studies Review
'...an interesting, informative and often stimulating collection of new essays.' - The Classical Review
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