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Athenian Eudaimonism in Thought and Action

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Athenians’ distinctive strategy for bridging the gap between the individual’s good and the community’s good, with particular reference to courage. Courage raises special ... More


Eudaimonistic “Paradoxes” and Resolutions

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Momentarily adopting the perspective of modern critics of virtue theory, this chapter begins with two criticisms of Athenian democratic courage: it is either excessively egoistic or excessively ... More


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