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Introduction

Introduction  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Introduction In 2005 the Greek Ministry for Tourism published an advertisement that urged: LIVE YOUR MYTH IN GREECE.
3. The happy life, ancient and modern

3. The happy life, ancient and modern  

Julia Annas

in Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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3. The happy life, ancient and modern
5. Polemicist

5. Polemicist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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5. Polemicist
8. Hedonist

8. Hedonist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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8. Hedonist
3. Desire

3. Desire  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Desire There are two tragedies in life: the first is not to get what you want; the other is to get it. What does the lover want? If there is one thing Diotima got right, it was that love essentially involves desire. But what is desire? And what sorts of desire are characteristic of love?
6. Taking liberties

6. Taking liberties  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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6. Taking liberties
3. What should we maximize?

3. What should we maximize?  

Katarzyna de Lazari‐Radek and Peter Singer

in Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

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3. What should we maximize? The classical view , the view that pleasure is the only thing of intrinsic value was not invented by utilitarians; it goes back to Epicurus. The Epicurean tradition continued to be influential in Roman times. Then Christianity became dominant, and for the next 1,500 years, the idea of pleasure as the sole intrinsic good was out of favour.
Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Pain: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Boddice

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A Very Short Introduction
6. Pain as pleasure

6. Pain as pleasure  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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6. Pain as pleasure There have been numerous attempts in modernity to make the claim that all pain is evil. Utilitarians in the 19th century did so, and neo-utilitarians from the late 20th century to the present, such as Richard Ryder (b. 1940), continue to do so. In Ryder’s case, involvement in animal research prompted an extreme aversion to any kind of suffering, particularly in animals. Pain has been conceptualized as always a malign experience that should be reduced or eliminated. Yet, as we have seen, many cultures and traditions have the pursuit or acceptance of pain as a central
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Culler

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A Very Short Introduction
8. Existence and pessimism

8. Existence and pessimism  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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8. Existence and pessimism Ineliminable suffering
1. Puzzles

1. Puzzles  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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1. Puzzles Love is the acute awareness of the impossibility of possession. Some people have been driven mad by love. Some have died for it, and some have killed for love. Not all that often, if truth be told, in real life. But to characters in operas and plays it happens all the time. Everyone expects it when they see or read about love as tragedy, and seems to understand it: it almost might have happened to us. You yourself, Dear Reader, may have gone a little crazy once or twice, and felt the thrill of shared love, or the
2. Perspectives

2. Perspectives  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Perspectives For all that beauty that doth cover thee, Symposium , the members of the party decide to take turns making a speech in praise of love. For us, now, the dialogue is still fresh. It features several perspectives, some of which anticipate ways that modern thinkers have challenged the monopoly of poetry and literature on this elusive topic.
4. Reasons

4. Reasons  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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4. Reasons The dance of mind and heart is a disordered reel Love requires an object. Apart from the fact that this object must be regarded as attractive, there is little else required. What is an object, and why just this object and not another?
Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

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A Very Short Introduction
Love: A Very Short Introduction

Love: A Very Short Introduction  

Ronald de Sousa

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A Very Short Introduction
5. Ego, super-ego, and id

5. Ego, super-ego, and id  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776793
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5. Ego, super-ego, and id
8. Art and literature

8. Art and literature  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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8. Art and literature
8. Epicurean ethics

8. Epicurean ethics  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0008
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8. Epicurean ethics
9. The Epicurean legacy

9. The Epicurean legacy  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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9. The Epicurean legacy

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