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The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Terence Irwin


This book presents a historical and critical study of the development of moral philosophy over 2,000 years, from ancient Greece to the Reformation. Starting with the seminal ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, it looks through the centuries that follow, introducing each of the thinkers it discusses with generous quotations from their works. The book offers not only careful interpretation but critical evaluation of what they have to offer philosophically.

Keywords: moral philosophy, ancient Greece, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198242673
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Irwin, author
University of Oxford
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