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Durable Goods

Pleasure, Wealth and Power in the Virtuous Life

2013. Buch. X, 177 S. Hardcover

Peter Lang. ISBN 978-1-4331-1699-5

Format (B x L): 15 x 22,5 cm

Gewicht: 370 g

In englischer Sprache


Ancient Greek philosophers generally accept the claim that e?da?µ???a is within our power to achieve, regardless of circumstance. Conversely, external goods – physical health, education, social standing – are frequently present or absent due to circumstances beyond our control. Can eudaimonism explain how more than a privileged elite can attain e?da?µ???a when so few enjoy the requisite external goods?
A satisfactory account of the relation between external goods and well-being must accommodate both the insight that there is an essential connection between prosperity and the flourishing life and that there is a real sense in which e?da?µ???a is a self-sufficient concept. The 'applied intellectualist' interpretation of eudaimonism defended here accommodates important insights of several ancient Greek traditions: Aristotle’s account of human nature, specifically the role of external goods as necessary preconditions for leading a human life; Socratic and Stoic analysis that external goods are necessary constituents of moral action; and Plato’s commitment to a criterion for judging the compatibility of external prosperity with a life of e?da?µ???a.
This text provides a comprehensive linguistic and ethical analysis of key terms and arguments across several centuries of ancient Greek ethical thought on this fascinating topic, making it an excellent foundation for an upper-division undergraduate seminar in ancient Greek ethics, virtue ethics, or applied ethics.


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