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    Shame and Necessity (Sather Classical Lectures) (Hardback) By (author) Bernard Williams


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    DescriptionAlthough humanity has changed since the times of the ancient Greeks, this study claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients than we are prepared to acknowledge, and only when this is understood can we properly grasp our most important differences from them, such as our rejection of slavery. This treatise is directed towards writers such as Homer and the tragedians. At the centre of the study is the question of how we can understand Greek tragedy at all, when its world is so far from ours.

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    Shame and Necessity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 254
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 542 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520080461
    ISBN 10: 0520080467

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
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    LC classification: PA3095.W5
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 881/.0109384
    LC classification: PA3095 .W5 1993
    DC20: 881.0109384
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, JBCC
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    24 March 1993
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    Author Information
    Bernard Williams (1929-2003) was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University, and Monroe Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous books include "Descartes: The Project of Pure Inquiry" (1979), "Moral Luck" (1981), and "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy" (1985).
    Review quote
    "Clearly written, well argued, and carefully documented."--"Library Journal