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Description - A New Stoicism by Lawrence C. Becker

What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? This book proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the metaphysical and psychological assumptions that modern philosophy and science have abandoned. The book argues that a secular version of the stoic ethical project, based on contemporary cosmology and developmental psychology, provides the basis for a sophisticated form of ethical naturalism, in which virtually all the hard doctrines of the ancient Stoics can be clearly restated and defended.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691009643
ISBN-10: 0691009643
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 197mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence C. Becker

Lawrence C. Becker is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of several books, including Reciprocity and Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations. He is the coeditor, with Charlotte B. Becker, of the Encyclopedia of Ethics.

Books By Lawrence C. Becker

New Stoicism by Lawrence C. Becker
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History of Western Ethics by Lawrence C. Becker
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