Greek Ethics

978-1-85506-563-5
Paper $13
178 pp., paperback, 1967 edition, preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, Key Texts

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Greek Ethics

Huby, Pamela

This is a concise and easy-to-read account of the ethical philosophy of the Greeks, from the Sophists to the Stoics. With particular emphasis on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, the author skillfully traces the themes of law and nature, virtue, knowledge and happiness, and love and friendship, giving a comprehensive account of the meanings the Greeks attached to expressions such as “justice,” “voluntary action,” “virtue,” and “good.” “The story of Greek moral philosophy has been told many times, at varying lengths and different levels, but Mrs Huby has shown that there was room for yet another version.” – Philosophical Quarterly