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Aristotle's EthicsWritings from the Complete Works

Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Aristotle

Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158464
eISBN:
9781400852369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally ... More

The Birth of HedonismThe Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Kurt Lampe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus ... More

Divine MachinesLeibniz and the Sciences of Life

Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141787
eISBN:
9781400838721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent ... More

The Enneads of PlotinusA Commentary

The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary

Paul Kalligas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154213
eISBN:
9781400852512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus—a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep ... More

The First Modern JewSpinoza and the History of an Image

The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More

Genealogy of the TragicGreek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Why did Greek tragedy and “the tragic” come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? This book answers these and ... More

Hume's PoliticsCoordination and Crisis in the History of England

Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England

Andrew Sabl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134208
eISBN:
9781400845521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a comprehensive examination of David Hume's political theory, and is the first book to focus on Hume's monumental History of England as the key to his distinctly political ideas. ... More

ManhuntsA Philosophical History

Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Grégoire Chamayou

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Touching on issues of power, authority, and domination, this book takes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the West, from ancient Sparta, through the Middle Ages, to the modern practices of ... More

Nature, Human Nature, and Human DifferenceRace in Early Modern Philosophy

Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

People have always been xenophobic, but an explicit philosophical and scientific view of human racial difference only began to emerge during the modern period. Why and how did this happen? Surveying ... More

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Language

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138664
eISBN:
9781400833931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138664.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a unifying vision of the field of philosophy of language—its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions. In addition to ... More

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