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Author Tsouni, Georgia, author

Title Antiochus and peripatetic ethics / Georgia Tsouni
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Series Cambridge classical studies
Cambridge classical studies.
Contents Antiochus in Rome -- 'Old academic' history of philosophy -- Oikeiosis and the telos -- Self-love in the Antiochean-peripatetic account -- 'Cradle arguments' and the objects of Oikeiosis -- Oikeiosis towards theoretical virtue -- Social Oikeiosis -- The Antiochean conception of the happy life -- Animals and plants in Antiochus' ethical account
Summary This book offers a fresh analysis of the account of Peripatetic ethics in Cicero's On Ends 5, which goes back to the first-century BCE philosopher Antiochus of Ascalon. Georgia Tsouni challenges previous characterisations of Antiochus' philosophical project as 'eclectic' and shows how his reconstruction of the ethics of the 'Old Academy' demonstrates a careful attempt to update the ancient heritage, and predominantly the views of Aristotle and the Peripatos, in the light of contemporary Stoic-led debates. This results in both a hermeneutically complex and a philosophically exciting reading of the old tradition. A case in point is the way Antiochus grounds the 'Old Academic' conception of the happy life in natural appropriation (oikeiosis), thus offering a naturalistic version of Aristotelian ethics
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Feb 2019)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Antiochus, of Ascalon, approximately 130 B.C.-69 or 68 B.C.
Antiochus, of Ascalon, approximately 130 B.C.-69 or 68 B.C.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108354790