Review - Weakness of Will from Plato to the Present
By Christian Perring from Metapsychology.
excellent collection is an essential work in history of ethics and
moral psychology. Editor Tobias Hoffman has brought together leading
scholars in their fields to discuss weakness of will in Plato,
Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Henry of Ghent, Dante, Montaigne,
Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche, ending with a couple of contemporary
papers. While the book is published by Catholic University Press and
several authors show strong sympathy with a religious viewpoint, the
papers themselves are strictly philosophical, even for the discussion
of writings of those not normally included in the philosophical canon,
Montaigne and Dante. The quality of the papers is uniformly strong,
with most of the historical papers copiously footnoted."