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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Frisbee Sheffield

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is concerned with Plato's examination of the nature and aims of human desire, and the role that it plays in our ethical lives. For Plato, analysing our desires is a way of reflecting on the ... More


Conclusion: The Narrativity of Desire, Restraint, and Conversion

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion compares concisely how the different narrative textures and particularities of the tales of Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth generate discrete representations of conversion. It also offers ... More


Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Maria Alvarez

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550005
eISBN:
9780191720239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550005.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Understanding human beings and their distinctive rational and volitional capacities is one of the central tasks of philosophy. The task requires a clear account of such things as reasons, desires, ... More


Introduction

Maria Alvarez

in Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550005
eISBN:
9780191720239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550005.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Introduction sets out the aim of the book, which is to contribute to a better understanding of reasons in the context of human action. Some of the questions the book addresses are: What are ... More


Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Most philosophers working in moral psychology and practical reason think that either the notion of “good” or the notion of “desire” have central roles to play in our understanding of intentional ... More


The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The virtue ethics movement in recent philosophical ethics can usefully be divided into two quite separate streams of thought. Some have turned to the texts of Plato and Aristotle for new answers to ... More


Introduction

Sergio Tenenbaum

in Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the introduction, Tenenbaum provides a general overview about the main debates that arise from investigation of the relation between desire (and practical reason) and the good, and briefly ... More


Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

N. M. L. Nathan

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beneath metaphysical problems there often lies a conflict between what we want to be true and what we believe to be true. This book shows how these conflicts can be systematically thought through, ... More


Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics

L. W. Sumner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238782
eISBN:
9780191679773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophers agree that welfare matters. But they do not agree about what it is, or how much it matters. This book presents an original theory of welfare, investigating its nature and ... More


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