Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096521
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833061 | DOI:
Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern

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There is a developed debate from Aristotle through the Stoics to Aristotelian hybrid theories found in Antiochus and Arius Didymus: should other‐concern be seen as a developed form of self‐concern (Aristotle), thus giving us a single source for both, or should self‐concern and other‐concern be seen as having distinct sources and development (the Stoics)? The Stoic tradition also gives other‐concern wider scope, extending it to all rational humans rather than privileging groups like the city‐state.

Keywords: Aristotle; other‐concern; self‐concern; Stoics

Chapter.  26630 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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