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Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics
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Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Nicholas White

Abstract

Even before Hegel, philosophers opposed to Kant's dualism of reason and inclination, and to other similar dualistic oppositions of morality and self‐interest, have looked to the ancient Greeks for an alternative conception of ethics and the human personality that is to be guided by it. For this purpose these philosophers fixed on Greek ethics, stressing its harmonizing eudaimonist elements and its use of the notion of virtue.

Keywords: Aristotle, eudaimonia, good, Greek ethics, happiness, harmony, history of philosophy, Plato, polis, rationality, stoicism, universal, virtue ethics, Nicholas White

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198250592.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas White, author
Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Irvine
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