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Human Flourishing: Volume 16, Part 1 Ellen Frankel Paul

Human Flourishing: Volume 16, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul

Published January 28th 1999
ISBN : 9780521644716
Paperback
392 pages
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The ancient idea that happiness or flourishing should be the end of human action, and that the nature of this end can be objectively derived from claims about human nature or function, stands opposed to some commonly held views in contemporary moralMoreThe ancient idea that happiness or flourishing should be the end of human action, and that the nature of this end can be objectively derived from claims about human nature or function, stands opposed to some commonly held views in contemporary moral theory. The essays in this volume examine the nature of human flourishing and its relationship to a variety of other key concepts in moral theory. Together, these thirteen essays offer important insights into the nature of flourishing, its place in moral theory, and the influence of ancient theorists on the views of contemporary philosophers.