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Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

C. C. W. Taylor


The book presents in chapter format a selection of the author's essays in ancient philosophy, drawn from forty years of writings on the subject. The central theme is the moral psychology of Plato and Aristotle, with a special focus on pleasure and related concepts. It also contains discussions of Socrates and the Greek atomists (including the Epicureans) showing how Plato's ethics grows out of the thought of Socrates, and showing also that pleasure is a central concept for the atomists. It surveys a range of important topics in the work of some of the greatest ancient philosophers, which remai ... More

Keywords: Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, atomists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226399
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. C. W. Taylor, author
Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford