Virtue and Knowledge

Virtue and Knowledge : Introduction to Ancient Greek Ethics

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This book focuses on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge, as it is found in the epic poems of Homer, some tragedies of Sophocles, selected writings of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers. The key questions discussed are the nature of the virtues, their relation to each other, and the relation between the virtues and happiness or well-being. There has been renewed interest recently in the concept of virtue. The value of William Prior's book is that it provides the background and interpretive framework to make classical works on ethics, such as Plato's "Republic" and Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics", accessible to readers with no training in the classics.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 410g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0415024706
  • 9780415024709

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