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Socrates’ Case for the Sufficiency Thesis

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins the examination of the Stoics’ thesis that virtuous activity is sufficient for happiness, starting with its origins in several of Plato’s Socratic dialogues. It argues that ... More


Agency

John M. Doris

in Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199570393
eISBN:
9780191797460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570393.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter’s problem is to explain how agency might obtain in the face of pervasive self-ignorance. The argument begins with the observation that illusions are ubiquitous and often beneficial, and ... More


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