Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism

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Clarendon Press, 1985 - Ethics, Ancient - 348 pages
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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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Contents

The Aristotelian Background
9
Human Nature and the Rational Soul
19
The Psychology of Action
42
Applications to Ethics
105
The Passions
127
Moral Evolution
182
Conclusion
216
The Kinds of Impulse
224
Horme in Plato Aristotle
243
The Term Kath Hormen
250
Notes
258
Bibliography
332
Selective Index of Subjects and Terms
343
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