Cicero: On Moral Ends

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,Julia Annas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669016

Category: Mathematics

Page: 158

View: 1772

An accessible 2001 translation of Cicero's important work on ethics.

Cicero on the Emotions

Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226305196

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

View: 326

The third and fourth books of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations deal with the nature and management of human emotion: first grief, then the emotions in general. In lively and accessible style, Cicero presents the insights of Greek philosophers on the subject, reporting the views of Epicureans and Peripatetics and giving a detailed account of the Stoic position, which he himself favors for its close reasoning and moral earnestness. Both the specialist and the general reader will be fascinated by the Stoics' analysis of the causes of grief, their classification of emotions by genus and species, their lists of oddly named character flaws, and by the philosophical debate that develops over the utility of anger in politics and war. Margaret Graver's elegant and idiomatic translation makes Cicero's work accessible not just to classicists but to anyone interested in ancient philosophy and psychotherapy or in the philosophy of emotion. The accompanying commentary explains the philosophical concepts discussed in the text and supplies many helpful parallels from Greek sources.

On Living and Dying Well

Author: Cicero

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718194012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 2063

In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.

Cicero's De Finibus

Philosophical Approaches

Author: Julia Annas,Gábor Betegh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107074835

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 1459

This book opens up Cicero's work philosophically, taking us deeper into ancient ethical debates and into Cicero's own sceptical stance.

The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy

Author: Sacha Golob,Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108206107

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 6880

With fifty-four chapters charting the development of moral philosophy in the Western world, this volume examines the key thinkers and texts and their influence on the history of moral thought from the pre-Socratics to the present day. Topics including Epicureanism, humanism, Jewish and Arabic thought, perfectionism, pragmatism, idealism and intuitionism are all explored, as are figures including Aristotle, Boethius, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and Rawls, as well as numerous key ideas and schools of thought. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, drawing on the latest research to offer rigorous analysis of the canonical figures and movements of this branch of philosophy. The volume provides a comprehensive yet philosophically advanced resource for students and teachers alike as they approach, and refine their understanding of, the central issues in moral thought.

Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric

Author: Amélie Rorty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

View: 8810

Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric offers a fresh and comprehensive assessment of a classic work. Aristotle's influence on the practice and theory of rhetoric, as it affects political and legal argumentation, has been continuous and far-reaching. This anthology presents Aristotle's Rhetoric in its original context, providing examples of the kind of oratory whose success Aristotle explains and analyzes. The contributors--eminent philosophers, classicists, and critics--assess the role and the techniques of rhetorical persuasion in philosophic discourse and in the public sphere. They connect Aristotle's Rhetoric to his other work on ethics and politics, as well as to his ideas on logic, psychology, and philosophy of language. The collection as a whole invites us to reassess the place of rhetoric in intellectual and political life.

Cicero's De Finibus

Philosophical Approaches

Author: Julia Annas,Gábor Betegh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107074835

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 608

This book opens up Cicero's work philosophically, taking us deeper into ancient ethical debates and into Cicero's own sceptical stance.

The Future for Philosophy

Author: Brian Leiter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199247288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 357

View: 4821

A selection of the world's most eminent philosophers give a picture of the current state of their subject, where it is going, and where it ought to be steered. Each offers an analysis of his or her particular specialism, building a volume that offers a vision of the future of all major branches of the discipline.

Ethics After Aristotle

Author: Brad Inwood

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674369793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 6531

The earliest philosophers thought deeply about ethical questions, but Aristotle founded ethics as a well-defined discipline. Brad Inwood focuses on the reception of Aristotelian ethical thought in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds and explores the thinker's influence on the philosophers who followed in his footsteps from 300 BCE to 200 CE.

Cicero: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Catherine Steel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805008


Page: 28

View: 7804

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

View: 5913

This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.

Arius Didymus

Epitome of Stoic Ethics

Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589836297

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 8638

On Duties

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501706527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 3531

Benjamin Patrick Newton's translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. Marcus Tullius Cicero was a preeminent Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher who introduced philosophy into Rome, and through Rome, into Christendom and the modern world. On Duties was championed by important thinkers including Thomas Aquinas, Montesquieu, and Voltaire, and it was one of the earliest books printed on the Gutenberg press. The true significance of On Duties lies in its examination of several fundamental problems of political philosophy, the most important being the possible conflict between the honorable and the useful. The honorable encompasses the virtues of human beings, which include justice and concern for the common good. The useful refers to the needs of living beings, which includes certain necessities and concern for private good. Only by understanding the possible conflict between these two sides of human nature, Cicero declares, may we understand our duties to our community and to ourselves. This new edition of On Duties aims to provide readers who cannot read Latin but wish to study the book with a literal yet elegant translation. It features an introduction, outline, footnotes, interpretative essay, glossary, and indexes, making Cicero’s thought accessible to a general audience.


Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735152

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 6794

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemesis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless Consul who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome’s leading man after Caesar’s assassination in 44 BCE. And he was the indecisive schemer whose personal ambitions and bitter rivalry with Mark Antony led to his own violent death in 43 BCE as an enemy of the state. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero, as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. She focuses on his major writings, allowing the great rhetorician to speak for himself. Cicero’s rich legacy is seen to endure in the works of Plutarch and Quintilian as well as in the speeches of Winston Churchill and Barack Obama.

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

Author: Aristotle,Brad Inwood,Raphael Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198488

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 1823

Offers a fluent and readable translation of the Eudemian Ethics, including explanatory notes.

The Development of Ethics: Volume 1

From Socrates to the Reformation

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198242670

Category: Philosophy

Page: 812

View: 362

This is the first of three volumes which together comprise a selective historical and critical study of the development of moral philosophy.

Greek and Roman Aesthetics

Author: Oleg V. Bychkov,Anne Sheppard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052154792X

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 4998

An anthology of works commenting on the perception of beauty in art, structure and style in literature, and aesthetic judgement.

Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: Myrto Hatzimichali

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949614X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 3200

Eclecticism is a concept widely used in the history of ancient philosophy to describe the intellectual stance of diverse thinkers such as Plutarch, Cicero and Seneca. In this book the historical and interpretative problems associated with eclecticism are for the first time approached from the point of view of the only self-described eclectic philosopher from Antiquity, Potamo of Alexandria. The evidence is examined in detail with reference to the philosophical and wider intellectual background of the period. Potamo's views are placed in the context of key debates at the forefront of late Hellenistic philosophical activity to which he contributed, such as the criterion of truth, the first principles in physics, the moral end and the interpretation of Aristotle's esoteric works. The emergence of eclecticism is thus treated in connection with the major shift in philosophical interests and methods that marked the passage from Hellenistic to Imperial philosophy.