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Title Virtues for the people : aspects of Plutarchan ethics / edited by Geert Roskam and Luc Van der Stockt.

Publication Info. Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2011]


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Series Plutarchea hypomnemata
Plutarchea hypomnemata.
Note Papers presented at an international conference held in Delphi, Greece.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Plutarch of Chaeronea, Platonist, polymath, and prolific writer, was by no means an armchair philosopher. He believed in the necessity for a philosopher to affect the lives of his fellow citizens. That urge inspired many of his writings to meet what he considered people''s true needs. Although these writings on practical ethics illustrate in various ways Plutarch''s authorial talents and raise many challenging questions (regarding their overall structure, content, purpose, and underlying philosophical and social presuppositions), they have attracted only limited scholarly attention. Virtues fo.
Contents Virtues for the People; Copyright; Contents; Efficiency and Effectiveness of Plutarch's Broadcasting Ethics; 1. Virtues for the people; Semper duo, numquam tres? Plutarch's Popularphilosophie on Friendship and Virtue in On having many friends; 1. Plutarch's On having many friends and Popularphilosophie; 1.1. Popularphilosophie; 1.2. On having many friends; 2. On having many friends 1-2: rhetoric and philosophy; 2.1. A sample of Plutarch's rhetoric; The exordium (1-2a): questioning a common craving; The thesis (2b): semper duo, numquam tres!; 2.2. A glimpse of philosophy?
3. True friendship: Plutarch and Themistius4. Likeness and friendship: in search of the Doppelgänger; 5. Concluding observations. Plutarch and Maximus; What is Popular About Plutarch's 'Popular Philosophy'?; Popular wisdom?; Virtues for the people?; Conclusion: 'popular philosophy' -- or 'educated ethics'?; Plutarch's Lives and the Critical Reader; 1. The road not taken; 2. Telling and showing; 3. Multivalence; 4. Compare and contrast; 5. The critical reader in the Moralia; Greek Poleis and the Roman Empire: Nature and Features of Political Virtues in an Autocratic System.
Del Satiro che voleva baciare il fuoco (o Come trarre vantaggio dai nemici)Plutarch's 'Diet-Ethics' Precepts of Healthcare Between Diet and Ethics; 1. The opening dialogue: setting the context; 2. Establishing 'diet-ethics'; 3. An active middle course between paralysing extremes; 4. Pivoting on the reader's motivations; 5. Conclusion: Plutarch's Precepts of Healthcare and beyond; 2. Some theoretical questions on ethical praxis; Plutarchan Morality: Arete, Tyche, and Non-Consequentialism; Virtue, Fortune, and Happiness in Theory and Practice.
Subject Plutarch -- Ethics -- Congresses.
Plutarch. (OCoLC)fst00032370
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Ethics. (OCoLC)fst00915833
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Roskam, Geert.
Stockt, L. Van der.
Other Form: Print version: Virtues for the people. Leuven : Leuven University Press, ©2011 9789058678584 (DLC) 2011477025
ISBN 9461661185 (electronic bk.)
9789461661180 (electronic bk.)
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