Review from previous edition
A remarkable work of scholarship. Very few philosophers could produce a work of such scale and such erudition. Professor Irwin has studied his chosen authors with minute precision, and has read exhaustively in the secondary literature. Sources are conscientiously recorded and ample quotations provided in footnotes. The treatment of controversial issues is always balanced, and the eventual verdicts are always judicious ... This book is a monument of erudition and patience, and gives promise of similar virtues in the forthcoming successor volume. (Anthony Kenny, Times Literary Supplement
Para concluir, é preciso enfatizar a erudição, a clareza, a elegância com que os argumentos são apresentados e, sobretudo, a excepcional fecundidade que eles possuem para o debate sobre os destinos da ética como disciplina filosófica. Os estudos acadêmicos em ética e, em geral, em filosofia encontrarão nesta obra uma referência segura e uma fonte importante de freeiração e direção. (Marco Zingano, Journal of Ancient Philosophy
... provides the novice in ethics with a challenging introduction to moral philosophical thinking and the more experienced scholar with a host of bold yet clear positions that invite philosophical consideration and reflection. We can look forward to more of the same in the upcoming volumes that continue and conclude Irwin's extensive project. (Dimitrios Dentsoras, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
About the Author
Terence Irwin is Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College.