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Nature and Naturalism

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096521
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833061 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096525.003.0004
Nature and Naturalism

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Ancient theories appeal to nature, in several ways, as support. This is distinguished from modern versions of naturalism. The ancient appeal to nature is not tied to a particular theory such as teleology, and involves nature as an ideal.

Keywords: ideal; naturalism; nature; teleology

Chapter.  4180 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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