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Evil

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198751472
eISBN:
9780191598128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plotinus identifies matter as absolute evil and as the principle of (secondary) evil – i.e. natural evil and moral evil (vice). This much‐disputed theory of evil is presented in its main lines, as ... More


Why There Are Ends of Both Goods and Evils in Ancient Ethical Theory

James Allen

in Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199890477
eISBN:
9780199345472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890477.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter adds a new twist to the ancient Greek question about what the ultimate human end is: it asks why Cicero presents ancient ethical theories (e.g., those of Aristotle, the Stoics, and the ... More


On Happiness and Time

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746980
eISBN:
9780191809163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746980.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers the different views of Herodotus (Solon) and Aristotle, on the one hand, and post-Aristotelian thinkers such as the Epicureans, the Stoics, and Plotinus, on the other, on ... More


Non‐Virtuous Intellectual States in Aristotle’s Ethics

Pavlos Kontos

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 47

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198722717
eISBN:
9780191840265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722717.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter raises the question of whether Aristotle acknowledges the existence of intellectual, practical (praktikai), and productive (poiētikai) non-virtuous states. It argues that the canvas of ... More


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