Providence Lost

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Harvard University Press, 30 jun. 2009 - 381 pagina's
In our ever more secular times—is providence lost? Perhaps, but as Lloyd makes clear, providence still exerts a powerful influence on our thought and in our lives. This book traces a succession of transformations in the concept of providence through the history of Western philosophy.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
1 Euripides Philosopher of the Stage
14
2 The World of Men and Gods
57
Fate and Providence in Stoic Ethics
90
Divine Justice and the Ordering of Evil
129
Descartes and the Philosophical Life
160
Spinoza and the Philosophical Life
192
7 Designer Worlds
235
8 Providence as Progress
279
9 Providence Lost
302
Notes
333
Acknowledgments
345
Further Reading
347
Index
361
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Over de auteur (2009)

Genevieve Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, and Research Associate in Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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