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The Sense of the Past:
Essays in the History of Philosophy
Bernard Williams
Edited and with an introduction by Myles Burnyeat

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface by Patricia Williams ix
Introduction by Myles Burnyeat xiii

Greek: General

Chapter One: The Legacy of Greek Philosophy 3
Chapter Two: The Women of Trachis: Fictions, Pessimism, Ethics 49
Chapter Three: Understanding Homer: Literature, History and Ideal Anthropology 60

Socrates and Plato

Chapter Four: Pagan Justice and Christian Love 71
Chapter Five: Introduction to Plato's Theaetetus 83
Chapter Six: Plato against the Immoralist 97
Chapter Seven: The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic 108
Chapter Eight: Plato's Construction of Intrinsic Goodness 118
Chapter Nine: Cratylus' Theory of Names and Its Refutation 138
Chapter Ten: Plato: The Invention of Philosophy 148

Aristotle

Chapter Eleven: Acting as the Virtuous Person Acts 189
Chapter Twelve: Aristotle on the Good: A Formal Sketch 198
Chapter Thirteen: Justice as a Virtue 207
Chapter Fourteen: Hylomorphism 218

Descartes

Chapter Fifteen: Descartes' Use of Scepticism 231
Chapter Sixteen: Introductory Essay on Descartes' Meditations 246
Chapter Seventeen: Descartes and the Historiography of Philosophy 257

Hume

Chapter Eighteen: Hume on Religion 267

Sidgwick

Chapter Nineteen: The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and the Ambitions of Ethics 277

Nietzsche Chapter Twenty: Nietzsche's Minimalist Moral Psychology 299
Chapter Twenty-One: Introduction to The Gay Science 311
Chapter Twenty-Two: "There are many kinds of eyes" 325
Chapter Twenty-Three: Unbearable Suffering 331

R. G. Collingwood

Chapter Twenty-Four: An Essay on Collingwood 341

Wittgenstein

Chapter Twenty-Five: Wittgenstein and Idealism 361
Bernard Williams: Complete Philosophical Publications 381

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