The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics

The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics

Martha C. Nussbaum


The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy now not as a indifferent highbrow self-discipline, yet as a cosmopolitan paintings of grappling with problems with day-by-day and pressing human value: the phobia of dying, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medication, philosophy to them was once a rigorous technological know-how aimed either at realizing and at generating the flourishing of human lifestyles. during this attractive ebook, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers dedicated to a healing paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a beneficial resource for our ethical and political considered today.

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