The Therapy of Desire : Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics Paperback / softback
The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression.
Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life.
In this engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought today.
This edition features a new introduction by Nussbaum, in which she revisits the themes of this now classic work.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 584 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Publication Date: 14/07/2009
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9780691141312
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