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The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 1986
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521257688
ISBN-10 0521257689
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $90.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek thought and addresses major issues in contemporary ethical theory. One of its most original aspects is its interelated treatment of both literary and philosophical texts. In a close analysis of three tragedies, and works by Plato and Aristotle, the author argues that we cannot understand the thought of the philosophers without also investigating its relation to the literary works; and that the literary works, in virtue of their form as well as their content, make a distinctive contribution to ethical thought.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780521257688 Book cover for 9780521791267
 
Revised edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 1, 2001)
9780521791267 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $170.00
About: This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck.
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With Heather Roan Robbins | from Cambridge Univ Pr (March 1, 1986)
9780521257688 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $90.00
This edition also contains Moon Wisdom: Map Your Life Using the Moon's Signs and Cylces
About: This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780521277020 Book cover for 9780521794725
 
Updated edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 1, 2001)
9780521794725 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $49.99
About: This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck.
With A. David Moody | from Cambridge Univ Pr (March 1, 1986)
9780521277020 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $25.99
This edition also contains Ezra Pound, Poet: The Tragic Years 1939-1972
About: This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'.
Hardcover
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With Martha C. Nussbaum | from Cambridge Univ Pr (March 1, 1986); titled "The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy"
9780521257688 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $90.00
This edition also contains The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
About: This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'.

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