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Shame and Necessity

Shame and Necessity( )
Author: Williams, Bernard
Foreword by: Long, A. A.
Series title:Sather Classical Lectures
ISBN:978-0-520-25643-9
Publication Date:Apr 2008
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams's original and radical book questions this picture of Western history. While we are in many ways different from the Greeks, Williams claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in these basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients...
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Book Details
Pages:260
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Emotions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 8.853 x 0.677 Inches
Book Weight:0.942 Pounds



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