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Finding Room for Other‐Concern

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/10.1093/0195096525.003.0012
Finding Room for Other‐Concern

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The Cyrenaics are hedonists who have difficulty finding a stable place in their theory either for one's life as a whole or for other‐concern. Epicurus tries to avoid their problems by his theories of friendship and of justice, with incomplete success. The Sceptics face problems in trying to claim that the Sceptic will be benevolent to others despite achieving tranquility as his final end.

Keywords: Cyrenaics; Epicurus; Hedonism; Sceptics; tranquility

Chapter.  13326 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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