Review - Weakness of Will from Plato to the Present

By Christian Perring from Metapsychology.

This 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."

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