The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

2016.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Øyvind Rabbås, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Hallvard Fossheim, and Miira Tuominen (eds.), The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient
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2016.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Øyvind Rabbås, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Hallvard Fossheim, and Miira Tuominen (eds.), The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness, Oxford University Press, 2015, 307pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198746980. Reviewed by Riin Sirkel, University of Vermont This volume, containing fourteen papers, focuses on happiness in ancient Greek philosophy. There has been growing interest in happiness and its history within various disciplines like psychology, social sciences, literary studies, as well as in popular culture. Indeed, this shift of interest has been characterized as a "eudaimonic turn", where "eudaimonic" comes from the Greek eudaimonia, standardly translated as "happiness".[1] Thus, the focus of this volume is very much in line with our contemporary interests, but above all it contributes to the scholarship on ancient Greek ethics. There is an abundance of volumes on ancient ethics, but this. . .

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