The Resource Ancient Views on the Quality of Life, by Alex C. Michalos, (electronic resource)

Ancient Views on the Quality of Life, by Alex C. Michalos, (electronic resource)

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Ancient Views on the Quality of Life
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Ancient Views on the Quality of Life
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by Alex C. Michalos
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eng
Summary
This monograph describes the contributions to our current understanding of quality of life made by the most important ancient philosophers in the Western Tradition. It does so from the point of view of a contemporary researcher in quality of life or human well-being. Revisiting ancient texts from about 600 BCE to 300 BCE, the book explores the earliest ideas in recorded western philosophical and scientific history that were significantly related to current research and understanding of the quality of life or well-being for individuals and communities. It examines the problems and solutions found in these texts and their connection to still current fundamental issues and questions such as: ‘What is a good life?’, ‘What is the best sort of person to be?’ ‘How can one tell if one’s society is making progress to some sort of desirable state or falling backwards?’ The book shows that across time and across many cultures, the human species bears some remarkable similarities
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Michalos, Alex C
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HN25
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research,
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  • Social sciences
  • Philosophy (General)
  • Social sciences
  • Quality of Life
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Sciences
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quality of Life Research
  • History of Philosophy
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Ancient Views on the Quality of Life, by Alex C. Michalos, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Homer (eighth century BCE) -- Hesiod of Ascra (late eighth/early seventh century BCE) -- Pythagoras of Samos (c.570 – c.490 BCE) -- Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.540 – c.480 BCE) -- Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (c.500 – c.428 BCE) -- Empedocles of Acragas (c.492 – c.432 BCE) -- Protagoras of Abdera (c.490 – c.420 BCE) -- Antiphon of Rhamnous (c.480 – 411 BCE) -- Democritus of Abdera (c.460 – c.370 BCE) -- Hippocrates of Cos (c.450 – c.380 BCE) -- Antisthenes of Athens (c.446 – c.366 BCE) -- Aristippus of Cyrene (“the Elder”, c.436 – 356 BCE) -- Plato of Athens (427 – 347 BCE) -- Anonymous Iamblichi (c.400 BCE) -- Diogenes of Sinope (c.400 – c.323 BCE) -- Aristotle of Stageira (384 – 322 BCE) -- Epicurus of Samos (c.341 – 271 BCE) -- Zeno of Citium (c.333 – 261 BCE) -- Summary
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unknown
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XI, 91 p. 8 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319165257
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-16525-7
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online resource.
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absent
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-16525-7
Label
Ancient Views on the Quality of Life, by Alex C. Michalos, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Homer (eighth century BCE) -- Hesiod of Ascra (late eighth/early seventh century BCE) -- Pythagoras of Samos (c.570 – c.490 BCE) -- Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.540 – c.480 BCE) -- Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (c.500 – c.428 BCE) -- Empedocles of Acragas (c.492 – c.432 BCE) -- Protagoras of Abdera (c.490 – c.420 BCE) -- Antiphon of Rhamnous (c.480 – 411 BCE) -- Democritus of Abdera (c.460 – c.370 BCE) -- Hippocrates of Cos (c.450 – c.380 BCE) -- Antisthenes of Athens (c.446 – c.366 BCE) -- Aristippus of Cyrene (“the Elder”, c.436 – 356 BCE) -- Plato of Athens (427 – 347 BCE) -- Anonymous Iamblichi (c.400 BCE) -- Diogenes of Sinope (c.400 – c.323 BCE) -- Aristotle of Stageira (384 – 322 BCE) -- Epicurus of Samos (c.341 – 271 BCE) -- Zeno of Citium (c.333 – 261 BCE) -- Summary
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XI, 91 p. 8 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319165257
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-16525-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-16525-7

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