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The Morality of Happiness$
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Julia Annas

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195096521

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195096525.001.0001

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Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern

Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern

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(p.249) 12 Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern
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The Morality of Happiness
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DOI:10.1093/0195096525.003.0013

There is a developed debate from Aristotle through the Stoics to Aristotelian hybrid theories found in Antiochus and Arius Didymus: should other‐concern be seen as a developed form of self‐concern (Aristotle), thus giving us a single source for both, or should self‐concern and other‐concern be seen as having distinct sources and development (the Stoics)? The Stoic tradition also gives other‐concern wider scope, extending it to all rational humans rather than privileging groups like the city‐state.

Keywords:   Aristotle, other‐concern, self‐concern, Stoics

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