The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

November 28, 2020
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

The field of ancient Greek ethics is increasingly emerging as amajor branch of philosophical enquiry, and students and scholars ofancient philosophy will find this Companion to be a rich andinvaluable guide to the themes and movements which characterisedthe discipline from the Pre-Socratics to the Neo-Platonists.Several chapters are dedicated to the central figures of Plato andAristotle, and others explore the ethical thought of the Stoics,the Epicureans, the Skeptics, and Plotinus.Further chapters examine important themes that cut across theseschools, including virtue and happiness, friendship, elitism,impartiality, and the relationship between ancient eudaimonism andmodern morality.Written by leading scholars and drawing on cutting-edge researchto illuminate the questions of ancient ethics, the book willprovide students and specialists with an indispensable criticaloverview of the full range of ancient Greek ethics.