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Moira, Fate, Good, and Evil in Greek Thought

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674282421

Publication Date: 05/16/1944

450 pages


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For the first time there has been brought into a single volume the treatment of this important group of ideas prominent in Greek literature and philosophy. Using both historical and critical methods, the author traces through the course of Greek literature and philosophy the relation of power to goodness and the origin and nature of evil. Some of the important topics discussed are: the problem of evil and of suffering; the philosophy of endurance; primitivism, and theories of degeneration or of progress; the growth of humanism; the relation of man to nature; the development of religious and ethical ideas; the nature of myth, of tragedy, and of irony; the conceptions of fate, necessity, causality, chance, and freedom of the will.

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