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Published: 30 October 2019

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198840688

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The Measure of Greatness

Philosophers on Magnanimity

Edited by Sophia Vasalou

Mind Association Occasional Series

  • Examines philosophical and theological approaches to the virtue of magnanimity
  • Charts the historical development of this virtue from ancient philosophers and medieval thinkers to intellectuals in the early modern and modern period
  • Discusses key figures including Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Yahya ibn 'Adi, Descartes, Hume, Smith, Kant, Nietzsche, Emerson, and Thoreau
  • Draws on the expertise of established and emerging scholars
  • Considers the on-going relevance of 'greatness of soul' those striving to live ethical lives