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Ideas of Julia Annas, by Text

[British, b.1946, Educated at and taught at Oxford University. PhD at Harvard. Professor at University of Arizona.]

1993 The Morality of Happiness
Intro p.4 Ancient ethics uses attractive notions, not imperatives
1 p.38 We should do good when necessary, not maximise it
1 p.38 Cyrenaics pursue pleasure, but don't equate it with happiness
2.3 p.73 'Phronesis' should translate as 'practical intelligence', not as prudence
2.4 p.86 Epicureans achieve pleasure through character development
2.4 p.104 Principles cover life as a whole, where rules just cover actions
2.5 p.113 Virtue theory tries to explain our duties in terms of our character
2.6 p.115 If excessively good actions are admirable but not required, then duty isn't basic
2000 Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction
Intro p.-2 Xenophanes began the concern with knowledge
Ch.1 p.12 Euripides's Medea is a key case of reason versus the passions
Ch.3 p.51 Virtue is a kind of understanding of moral value
Ch.6 p.101 Plato was the first philosopher who was concerned to systematize his ideas