Pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy /

"The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient...

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Author / Creator:Wolfsdorf, David, 1969-
Imprint:Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Key themes in ancient philosophy
Key themes in ancient philosophy.
Subject:Philosophy, Ancient.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Genot.
Filosofi.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11831435
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ISBN:9780511667510
0511667515
9781139624596
1139624598
9781139615297
1139615297
9780521761307
0521761301
9780521149754
0521149754
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:"The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions. The book provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to Old Stoic treatments; and in the contemporary period, from World War II to the present. Examination of the nature of pleasure in ancient philosophy largely occurred within ethical contexts. In the contemporary period, the topic has, to a greater extent, been pursued within philosophy of mind and psychology. This divergence reflects the dominant philosophical preoccupations of the times. But Wolfsdorf argues that the various treatments are complementary. Indeed, the Greeks' examinations of pleasure were incisive, their debates vigorous and their results have enduring value for contemporary discussion"--
Other form:Print version: Wolfsdorf, David, 1969- Pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy. Cambridge, [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9780521761307