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Wisdom

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter first proposes a scenario where Agamemnon appreciated both Ajax's loyalty and Odysseus's cleverness, where Ajax saw the value of Odysseus, and was glad when Odysseus was rewarded. It ... More


The Answer: How to Survive the Dilemma

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the advice that a student of philosophy should give to a commander in Agamemnon's position. This entails telling Agamemnon that his army should have had someone with the wisdom ... More


The Story of Ajax

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter tells the story of Ajax from four different points of view: Odysseus, King Agamemnon, Ajax's wife Tecmessa, and the old counselor Nestor. It asks whether any of them could have done ... More


The Storytellers

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes the main characters in the present retelling of Ajax's story: Odysseus, Agamemnon, Nestor, and Tecmessa. Odysseus is a man of deep reverence and compassion. Compassion comes ... More


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