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Graces

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The Graces, or Charites, not to be confused with the Graeae, were offspring of the Greek god Zeus and a sea nymph, Eurynome. They were three in number—Aglaia, Euprosyne, and Thalia,...

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Happiness

in Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates

July 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 11448 words.

Book IX of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics ended with a description of friends pursuing together the activities in which they each take pleasure. Friendship was found to be necessary for...

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Juan Luis Vives

Charles Fantazzi, Enrique González González and Víctor Gutiérrez Rodríguez.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6223 words.

Juan Luis Vives (or Joan Lluís Vives in Catalan) was born into a Jewish converso family in Valencia in 1492, according to the traditional dating as inscribed on his tombstone, and died in...

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