Chapter

The Good of Others

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/10.1093/0195096525.003.0011
The Good of Others

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Because of their eudaimonistic structure, ancient theories have been criticized as egoistic, but this is a mistake, overlooking the place in them of philia or ‘friendship’, covering particular relationships, and of justice; both require other‐concern, the question for ancient ethics being how far this should extend.

Keywords: egoism; eudaimonism; friendship; justice; other‐concern

Chapter.  1832 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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