Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John CottinghamOs thought-provoking study examines the contrasting approaches to this problem found in three major phases of Western philosophy. 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.
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Subtítulo: REASON AND THE PASSIONS IN GREEK, CARTESIAN AND PS