Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism
This book reconstructs in detail the older Stoic theory of the psychology of action, discussing it in relation to Aristotelian, Epicurean, Platonic, and some of the more influential modern theories. Important Greek terms are transliterated and explained; no knowledge of Greek is required.
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The Aristotelian Background
Human Nature and the Rational Soul
The Psychology of Action
Applications to Ethics
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