Cicero s Practical Philosophy

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Cicero s Practical Philosophy

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Cicero s Practical Philosophy marks a revival over the last two generations of serious scholarly interest in Cicero s political thought. Its nine original essays by a multidisciplinary group of distinguished international scholars manifest close study of Cicero s philosophical writings and great appreciation for him as a creative thinker, one from whom we can continue to learn. This collection focuses initially on Cicero s major work of political theory, his De Re Publica, and the key moral virtues that shape his ethics, but the contributors attend to all of Cicero s primary writings on political community, law, the ultimate good, and moral duties. Room is also made for Cicero s extensive writings on the art of rhetoric, which he explicitly draws into the orbit of his philosophical writings. Cicero s concern with the divine, with epistemological issues, and with competing analyses of the human soul are among the matters necessarily encountered in pursuing, with Cicero, the