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Akrasia in Greek philosophy : from Socrates to Plotinus

Christopher Bobonich; Pierre Destrée


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  • Title:
    Akrasia in Greek philosophy : from Socrates to Plotinus
  • Author: Christopher Bobonich; Pierre Destrée
  • Description: Preliminary Material / Socrates On Akrasia, Knowledge, And The Power Of Appearance / A Problem In The Gorgias: How Is Punishment Supposed To Help With Intellectual Error? / Plato On Akrasia And Knowing Your Own Mind / Unified Agency And Akrasia In Platos Republic / Thirst As Desire For Good / Akrasia And The Structure Of The Passions In Platos Timaeus / Plato And Enkrateia / Aristotle On The Causes Of Akrasia / Akrasia And The Method Of Ethics / Aristotles Weak Akrates: What Does Her Ignorance Consist In? / Akrasia And Enkrateia In Ancient Stoicism: Minor Vice And Minor Virtue? / Epictetus On Moral Responsibility For Precipitate Action / Plotinus On Akrasia: The Neoplatonic Synthesis / References / Index Of Ancient Sources / Index Of Modern Authors /
    Discussions on akrasia (lack of control, or weakness of will) in Greek philosophy have been particularily vivid and intense for the past two decades. Standard stories that presented Socrates as the philosopher who simply denied the phenomenon, and Plato and Aristotle as rehabilitating it straightforwardly against Socrates, have been challenged in many different ways. Building on those challenges, this collective provides new, and in some cases opposed ways of reading well-known as well as more neglected texts. Its 13 contributions, written by experts in the field, cover the whole history of Greek ethics, from Socrates to Plotinus, through Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics (Cleanthes, Chrysippus, Epictetus).
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Boston : Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (336 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-39696-X;ISBN 9786612396960;ISBN 90-474-2012-8
  • Subjects: Wilszwakte; Akrasia -- History -- To 1500; Akrasia; Ethics -- Greece; Philosophy, Ancient; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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