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VI—My Station and its Duties: Ideals and the Social Embeddedness of Virtue

Julia Annas
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00045.x 109-123 First published online: 1 June 2002


In the Stoics we find a combination of two perspectives which are commonly thought to conflict: the embedded perspective from within one's social context, and the universal perspective of the member of the moral community of rational beings. I argue that the Stoics do have a unified theory, one which avoids problems that trouble some modern theories which try to unite these perspectives.

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