New PDF release: The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic

By Martha C. Nussbaum

The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy now not as a indifferent highbrow self-discipline, yet as a sophisticated artwork of grappling with problems with day-by-day and pressing human value: the phobia of demise, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medication, philosophy to them was once a rigorous technological know-how aimed either at figuring out and at generating the flourishing of human lifestyles. during this enticing publication, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers dedicated to a healing paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a necessary resource for our ethical and political suggestion this day. This version contains a new advent through Nussbaum, during which she revisits the topics of this now vintage work.

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