Interpreting Aeschylus' Agamemnon Through the Categories of Aristotle: How Greek Tragedy Shaped Ethical Citizens
By: Martha C. Beck (author)Hardback
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A work that demonstrates that Aeschylus utilizes the Chorus in his play Agamemnon to demonstrate a growth in moral competence according to free moral action, parallel to the philosophy of Aristotle's Nicomachaen Ethics.
Preface: Professor Montague Brown; Foreword: Dr. Panos Eliopoulos; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Aeschylus' Agamemnon and the Creation of an International Culture Today; Chapter 1: The Cultivation of Practical Wisdom; Chapter 2: Nature and Culture: Human Beings are by Nature Rational Animals; Chapter 3: Cultural Evolution from Animal to Rational Animal; Chapter 4: Social Evolution: Mistaken Judgments about the Will of the Gods; Chapter 5: The Chorus: The Intellectual and Emotional Search for Wisdom; Chapter 6: Watchman: The Catharsis of Pity and Fear throughout the Play; Chapter 7: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: The Theory of the Virtues; Chapter 8: Justice in the Soul and in the City; Chapter 9: Aristotle on Human Happiness and Misery; Chapter 10: Conclusion: Tragedy as Education for a Free and Open Society; Chapter 11: Education for Practical Wisdom in Tragedy, Plato, and Aristotle: Response to Martha Nussbaum; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Passages.
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