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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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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.003.0003
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A familiar story in ancient philosophy is Prodicus's Choice of Heracles. ‘The happy life, ancient and modern’ looks at the philosophical discussions we can engage in, considering this story ... More
1. The Man and His Work

1. The Man and His Work  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0001
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‘The man and his work’ describes Aristotle as a scholar whose scientific explorations were as wide-ranging as his philosophical speculations were profound; a teacher who enchanted and ... More
5. Virtue, in me and in my society

5. Virtue, in me and in my society  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0005
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‘Virtue, in me and in my society’ explores how Plato deals with the question of how to live a good life. People think that their life will go well, and that they will be happy, if they have ... More
5. Ethics

5. Ethics  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0005
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Ethics is the part of the Stoics’ legacy that is most prominent and influential today. Their theory of the good life for human beings falls into the family of theories associated with ... More
6. Logic

6. Logic  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0006
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‘Logic’ explains that logic has a broad and a narrow sense in Stoic theory and deals with a subset of sayables and meanings. Their logic is close to what we would call propositional logic. ... More
3. Encyclopaedia, scientia generalis, and the academies of sciences

3. Encyclopaedia, scientia generalis, and the academies of sciences  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0003
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The characteristica universalis was intended to provide the key instrument of a scientia generalis leading to the development of a new kind of encyclopaedia of all the sciences. ... More
5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism

5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0005
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‘What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism’ asks: how is freedom to take effect in the world of nature, if the latter is governed by causality and mechanistically determined by the ... More
1. The Gap between Knowledge and Wisdom

1. The Gap between Knowledge and Wisdom  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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‘The gap between knowledge and wisdom’ asks: Does the scientific conception of the world eradicate the need for an answer to the question of the meaning of life? Ancient philosophy was ... More
10. Why medieval philosophy?

10. Why medieval philosophy?  

John Marenbon

in Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.003.0010
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9780199663224
‘Why medieval philosophy?’ considers why anyone should be bothered to learn about medieval philosophy. Very few people—philosophers and non-philosophers alike—do know much about this period ... More
4. Is life what you make it?

4. Is life what you make it?  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0004
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The word ‘life’ is just as problematic as ‘meaning’. ‘Is life what you make it?’ looks at the word ‘life’ in the question: ‘what is the meaning of life?’. Not even an individual life adds ... More
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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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191795558
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10.1093/actrade/9780198728795.003.0003
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Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism, a theory that tells us that the right act is the one that has the best consequences. But how do we understand ‘best consequences’? ‘What should ... More
3. How to be happy

3. How to be happy  

Dylan Evans

in Emotion: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191872471
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834403.003.0003
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9780198834403
The range of things that can make us joyful or distressed is simply vast. Is there any pattern underlying this bewildering diversity? ‘How to be happy’ explores what makes us happy by ... More
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Simon Blackburn

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
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9780191904639
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10.1093/actrade/9780198868101.001.0001
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Ethics: A Very Short Introduction highlights the importance of an understanding of approaches to ethics and its foundations. Today, we are confronted with an uncertain world of eroding ... More
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Critchley

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.001.0001
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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling ... More
4. Man

4. Man  

Roger Scruton

in Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775758
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803160.003.0004
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9780192803160
Spinoza believed that all things exist necessarily in thoroughgoing interdependence. This seems to leave the whole of morality in doubt. ‘Man’ considers what Spinoza's philosophy has to say ... More
9. Society and the best life (Ibn Ṭufayl and Dante)

9. Society and the best life (Ibn Ṭufayl and Dante)  

John Marenbon

in Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.003.0009
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9780199663224
Arguably, the fundamental question in ethics is: what is the best life in the sense of flourishing as a human being? This question leads to another: what is the relation between an ... More
Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191795558
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10.1093/actrade/9780198728795.001.0001
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Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction describes the nature, varieties, and justifications of utilitarianism, from its origins to arguments that draw on current research in ... More
6. Utilitarianism in action

6. Utilitarianism in action  

Katarzyna de Lazari‐Radek and Peter Singer

in Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191795558
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In practice, utilitarians put more emphasis on reducing suffering than on increasing happiness. One reason for this is practical: it is easier to provide basic necessities for those who are ... More
3. Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy

3. Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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‘Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy’ asks how we can explain the gulf between analytic and Continental philosophy. As a self-description, Continental philosophy is ... More
Some ethical ideas

Some ethical ideas  

Simon Blackburn

in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
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9780191904639
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10.1093/actrade/9780198868101.003.0004
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9780198868101
‘Some ethical ideas’ explores some ethical ideas on desire, happiness, freedom, birth, and death. The flexibility of the term ‘freedom’ undoubtedly plays a huge role in the rhetoric of ... More

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