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Eudaimonism and Anti-Eudaimonism

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the greatest controversy in existing scholarship on Cyrenaic ethics, which is the school's “anti-eudaimonism.” On the basis of Anniceris' formulation of the end many scholars ... More


Kant and Heidegger: Transcendental Alternatives to Aristotle

Stanley Rosen

in The Elusiveness of the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091977
eISBN:
9780300129526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091977.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter puts forth two different ways of responding to the incompatibility between modern natural science and an account of human life that is true to the manner in which one actually lives it. ... More


Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

John M. Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Can one “live without why,” as suggested by Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260–1328)? He seems to have meant living and acting simply out of justice or goodness, and not in order to gain reward for our deeds. ... More


Aristotle’s Teleological Eudaimonism

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents the most influential form of teleological eudaimonism in Greek antiquity, that of Aristotle. He argues that a good human being, like a good lute, is one that fulfills its ... More


Aquinas on Happiness and the Will

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes Aquinas’s celebrated effort to incorporate Aristotle’s philosophy—including teleological eudaimonism—into Christian thought. With respect to ethics this involved transforming ... More


Eudaimonism and Cosmopolitan Concern

David O. Brink

in Virtue, Happiness, Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817277
eISBN:
9780191858796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817277.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay explores the adequacy of Sidgwick’s contrast between the egocentrism of ancient ethics and the impartiality of modern ethics by evaluating the resources of eudaimonists, especially ... More


A Later (and Nonstandard) Aristotelian Account of Moral Motivation

Brad Inwood

in Moral Motivation: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199316564
eISBN:
9780190496258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316564.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

An anonymous later Peripatetic author has left us a revisionist account of moral motivation in the Peripatetic tradition. This chapter analyzes this treatment (preserved in an anthology from late ... More


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