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The Resource Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics, John Cottingham

Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics, John Cottingham

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Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics
Title
Philosophy and the good life
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reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics
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John Cottingham
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Language
eng
Summary
Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottingham's thought-provoking study examines the contrasting approaches to this problem found in three major phases of Western philosophy. Starting with attempts of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics and Epicureans to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the fascinating and hitherto little-studied moral psychology of Descartes, and his effort to integrate the physical and emotional aspects of our humanity into a rational blueprint for fulfilment
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1943-
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Cottingham, John
Nature of contents
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  • Ethics
  • Conduct of life
  • Reason
  • Emotions
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Psychoanalysis and philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, Rene
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
Label
Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics, John Cottingham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-226) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Notes on references -- Introduction -- 1. Philosophy and how to live -- 2. Ratiocentric ethics -- 3. The ethics of science and power -- 4. Ethics and the challenge to reason -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
0521473101
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780521478908
Lccn
97027898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics, John Cottingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Notes on references -- Introduction -- 1. Philosophy and how to live -- 2. Ratiocentric ethics -- 3. The ethics of science and power -- 4. Ethics and the challenge to reason -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
0521473101
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780521478908
Lccn
97027898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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