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The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Paperback)
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The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Paperback)

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Paperback 584 Pages / Published: 14/07/2009
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The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life. In this engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought today. This edition features a new introduction by Nussbaum, in which she revisits the themes of this now classic work.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691141312
Number of pages: 584
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 32 mm
Edition: Revised edition

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