The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic by Martha C. Nussbaum

By Martha C. Nussbaum

The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy now not as a indifferent highbrow self-discipline, yet as a cosmopolitan paintings of grappling with problems with day-by-day and pressing human importance: the terror of loss of life, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medication, philosophy to them used to be a rigorous technology aimed either at realizing and at generating the flourishing of human existence. during this attractive publication, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers devoted to a healing paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a worthy resource for our ethical and political proposal this present day. This version contains a new advent through Nussbaum, within which she revisits the topics of this now vintage paintings.

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