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Short History of Ethics by Alasdair MacIntyre

By Alasdair MacIntyre

A brief historical past of Ethics is a background of ethical philosophy from the Greeks to the current day. It allows the reader to put particular texts in ethical philosophy in a ancient point of view through exhibiting the debt ethical philosophers owe to their predecessors and the historic improvement of adjustments within the ethical options.

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Having befriended him, will destroy Elam. 23’. He will smash its cities; 24’. he will cover over its fortresses. 25’. As for the great king of Der, 26’. he will lift him from his unsuitable position (literally: his no-seat) and 27’. he will change its devestation. 28’. His evil plight […], take him by the hand and Akkadian Ex Eventu Compositions 35 29’. a-na uruDe-e[r] ù É-kur UD-galkalam-ma 30’. šá da-[ra]-a-ti KU4-šu 29’. to Der and the Ekurdimgalkalamma 30’. return him forever. Column IV Column IV Lacuna Lacuna 1’.

For convenience, a list of the publication of fragments prior to Borger’s edition is listed below: K 13678 = CT 25, plate 46 K 8708 = CT 13, plate 45 K 3353 = F. -G. Güterbock, “Die historische Tradition”23 K 7065 = K. D. MacMillan, “Some Cuneiform Tablets”24 K 2158 = C.  Francois Martin, “Mélanges Assyriologiques,” RT 24 (1902): 96–108.  Hans-Gustav Güterbock, “Die historische Tradition und ihre literarische Gestaltung bei Babyloniern und Hethitern bis 1200,” ZA 42 (1934): 1–91. The photograph of the joined fragments is presented in Tafel III, pp.

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