Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: From Socrates to Plotinus
by Christopher Bobonich;Pierre Destree (9789004156708)

Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: From Socrates to Plotinus
 

Christopher Bobonich;Pierre Destree


Release Date: 30 April 2007
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 307
Category: Ancient
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004156708
ISBN-10: 9004156704



Discussions on akrasia (lack of control, or weakness of will) in Greek philosophy have been particularily vivid and intense for the past two decades. Standard stories that presented Socrates as the philosopher who simply denied the phenomenon, and Plato and Aristotle as rehabilitating it straightforwardly against Socrates, have been challenged in many different ways. Building on those challenges, this collective provides new, and in some cases opposed ways of reading well-known as well as more neglected texts. Its 13 contributions, written by experts in the field, cover the whole history of Greek ethics, from Socrates to Plotinus, through Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics (Cleanthes, Chrysippus, Epictetus).

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