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Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian and Psychoanalytic Ethics John Cottingham

Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian and Psychoanalytic Ethics

John Cottingham

Published July 23rd 1998
ISBN : 9780521478908
Paperback
248 pages
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Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottinghams thought-provoking study examines three major philosophical approaches to this problem. Starting with the attempts of ClassicalMoreCan philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottinghams thought-provoking study examines three major philosophical approaches to this problem. Starting with the attempts of Classical philosophers to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the moral psychology of Descartes, and concludes by analysing modern psychoanalytic theory into the human predicament. His study provides a fresh and challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology for students and specialists alike.