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The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691033426
ISBN-10 0691033420
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
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Original list price $82.50
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The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life. In this engaging book, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a valuable source for our moral and political thought of today.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (May 1, 1994)
9780691033426 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $82.50
About: The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression.
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from Princeton Univ Pr (July 6, 2009)
9780691141312 | details & prices | 558 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $43.95
About: The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance.
Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (February 16, 1996)
9780691000527 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression.

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