Fate, Freedom, and Happiness: Clement and Alexander on the Dignity of Human Responsibility [Hardback]

Daniel Robinson (Author)

ISBN: 9781463239282 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 334p, H229 x W152 (mm)

Fate, Freedom, and Happiness


In what particular manner human beings are free moral agents and to what extent they can reasonably expect to attain a good life are two intertwined questions that rose to prominence in antiquity and have remained so to the present day. This book analyzes and compares the approaches of two significant authors from different schools at the turn of the third century CE, Alexander of Aphrodisias and Clement of Alexandria. These contemporaries utilize their respective Peripatetic and Christian commitments in their employment of the shared Greek classics toward these shared ethical questions.

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