The Resource Epicurus and Democritean ethics : an archaeology of ataraxia, James Warren

Epicurus and Democritean ethics : an archaeology of ataraxia, James Warren

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Epicurus and Democritean ethics : an archaeology of ataraxia
Title
Epicurus and Democritean ethics
Title remainder
an archaeology of ataraxia
Statement of responsibility
James Warren
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Epicurean philosophical system has enjoyed much recent scrutiny, but the question of its philosophical ancestry remains largely neglected. It has often been thought that Epicurus owed only his physical theory of atomism to the fifth-century B.C. philosopher Democritus, but this study finds that there is much in his ethical thought which can be traced to Democritus. It also finds important influences on Epicurus in Democritus' fourth-century followers such as Anaxarchus and Pyrrho, and in Epicurus' disagreements with his own Democritean teacher Nausiphanes. The result is not only a fascinating reconstruction of a lost tradition, but also an important contribution to the philosophical interpretation of Epicureanism, bearing especially on its ideal of tranquillity and on the relation of ethics to physics."--Jacket
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1974-
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Warren, James
Index
index present
LC call number
B573
LC item number
.J36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epicurus
  • Democritus
  • Épicure
  • Démocrite
  • Epicurus
  • Democritus
  • Democritus
  • Democritus
  • Epicurus
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Ethiek
  • Morale ancienne
  • Ética
  • Ethik
  • Rezeption
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Ancient
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Epicurus and Democritean ethics : an archaeology of ataraxia, James Warren
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-223) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the Democriteans -- Democritus' ethics and atomist psychologies -- Anaxarchus' moral stage -- Pyrrho and Timon: inhuman indifference -- Polystratus and Epicurean pigs -- Hecataeus of Abdera's instructive ethnography -- Nausiphanes' compelling rhetoric Conclusion: Epicurus and Democriteanism: determinism, scepticism and ethics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780521813693
Lccn
2001052631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48390710
  • (OCoLC)ocm48390710
Label
Epicurus and Democritean ethics : an archaeology of ataraxia, James Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-223) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the Democriteans -- Democritus' ethics and atomist psychologies -- Anaxarchus' moral stage -- Pyrrho and Timon: inhuman indifference -- Polystratus and Epicurean pigs -- Hecataeus of Abdera's instructive ethnography -- Nausiphanes' compelling rhetoric Conclusion: Epicurus and Democriteanism: determinism, scepticism and ethics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780521813693
Lccn
2001052631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48390710
  • (OCoLC)ocm48390710

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