Happiness and Greek ethical thought [electronic resource] /M. Andrew Holowchak.
By: Holowchak, Mark.Material type: BookSeries: Continuum studies in ancient philosophy: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 247 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9781847142054 (electronic bk.); 1847142052 (electronic bk.); 9780826474728; 0826474721.Subject(s): Happiness -- History | Ethics, Ancient | Happiness | Bonheur -- Histoire | Morale ancienne | PHILOSOPHY -- Social | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Ethics, Ancient | HappinessGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 170/.938 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -239) and index.
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Map; Introduction; Part I: Four Views of Happiness; Part II: Three Levels of Integration; Postscript; Appendix A: Important Names; Appendix B: Important Terms; Further Reading; Index.
This book presents a fresh exploration of happiness through the ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers. It introduces readers to the main currents of Greek ethical thought (Socratic living, Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Scepticism, Stoicism, Cynicism) and takes a close look at characters such as Socrates, Diogenes and Alexander the Great. Yet Happiness and Greek Ethical Thought is much more than just a casual stroll through ancient thinking. It attempts to show how certain common themes in Greek thought (the role of reason as a guide for all actions, regard for virtue as a type of.
Description based on print version record.