Interest and Self-Interest in Ancient Athens

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Interest and self-interest are concepts that have attracted the attention of multiple disciplines in the last decades. In this monograph, the author relies on previous debates as well as new theories in order to examine how these behaviors function in ancient Greece. This survey deals with major issues related to the Greek citizen and the polis as a whole: the gnoseology of self-interest, the manipulation of conflicting interests, the balance between expediency and justice, the vigor of competitive spirit among the Greeks, ...

Interest and Self-Interest in Ancient Athens 2013, Georg Olms Verlag AG, Hildesheim

ISBN-13: 9783487150055

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