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Introducing Greek Philosophy

Author : Rosemary Wright
ISBN : 9781317492467
Genre : History
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Aimed at students of classics and of philosophy who would like a taste of the subject before being committed to a full course and at those who have already started and need to find their bearings in what may seem at first a complex maze of names and schools, "Introducing Greek Philosophy" is a concise, lively, philosophically aware introduction to ancient Greek philosophy. The book begins with the Milesians in Asia Minor before moving over to the developments in the western Greek world, then focusing on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle in Athens, finishing with the Hellenistic schools and their arrival in Rome, where the main ideas are set out in the Latin poetry of Lucretius and the prose of Cicero.The book eschews the method of most histories of ancient philosophy of addressing one thinker after another through the centuries. Instead, after a basic mapping of the territory, it takes the great themes that the Greeks were engaged in from the earliest times, and looks at them individually, their development in argument and counter-argument, from the beginnings of recorded Greek history, through the various upheavals of tyrannies, democracies, oligarchies and kingships, to their introduction into Rome in the first century BC.
Category: History

Greek Popular Religion In Greek Philosophy

Author : Jon Mikalson
ISBN : 9780191614675
Genre : History
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Jon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers described, interpreted, criticized, and utilized the components and concepts of the religion of the people of their time - practices such as sacrifice, prayer, dedications, and divination. The chief concepts involved are those of piety and impiety, and after a thorough analysis of the philosophical texts Mikalson offers a refined definition of Greek piety, dividing it into its two constituent elements of `proper respect' for the gods and `religious correctness'. He concludes with a demonstration of the benevolence of the gods in the philosophical tradition, linking it to the expectation of that benevolence evinced by popular religion.
Category: History

Introduction To Presocratics

Author : Giannis Stamatellos
ISBN : 9780470655030
Genre : History
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Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction to Greek thinkers of the 6th and 5th century BCE and a thematic exploration of the topics and enquiries opened by these first philosophers and scientists of the Western tradition. Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to the Presocratics Includes a previously unpublished translation of the main fragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar Rosemary Wright Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes of Miletus, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus Supplemented with helpful features including a timeline, map of the ancient world, glossary of terms, and index of proper names
Category: History

Introducing Plato

Author : Dave Robinson
ISBN : 9781848318847
Genre : Philosophy
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"Introducing Plato" begins by explaining how philosophers like Socrates and Pythagoras influenced Plato's thought. It provides a clear account of Plato's puzzling theory of knowledge, and explains how this theory then directed his provocative views on politics, ethics and individual liberty. It offers detailed critical commentaries on all of the key doctrines of Platonism, especially the very odd theory of Forms, and concludes by revealing how Plato's philosophy stimulated the work of important modern thinkers such as Karl Popper, Martha Nussbaum, and Jacques Derrida.
Category: Philosophy

An Introduction To Ancient Philosophy

Author : Arthur Hilary Armstrong
ISBN : 0822604183
Genre : Philosophy
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Covers the period from the beginning of Greek Philosophy to St. Augustine.
Category: Philosophy

Philosophy Before Socrates Second Edition An Introduction With Texts And Commentary

Author : Richard D. McKirahan
ISBN : 9781603846127
Genre : Philosophy
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Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan's Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of Presocratic and Sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present. In its second edition, this work has been updated and expanded to reflect important new discoveries and the most recent scholarship. Changes and additions have been made throughout, the most significant of which are found in the chapters on the Pythagoreans, Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles, and the new chapter on Philolaus. The translations of some passages have been revised, as have some interpretations and discussions. A new Appendix provides translations of three Hippocratic writings and the Derveni papyrus.
Category: Philosophy

Introducing Philosophy

Author : The Open University
ISBN : 9781473001015
Genre : Philosophy
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This 8-hour free course introduced the study of philosophy and the methods employed by The Open University in teaching philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Essays In Ancient Greek Philosophy I

Author : John Peter Anton
ISBN : 087395050X
Genre : Philosophy
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Papers presented to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy since its beginnings in the 1950's.
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The Pedagogic Mission

Author : Elly Pirocacos
ISBN : 9781498513838
Genre : Philosophy
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This book focuses on philosophical questions about the nature and scope of educational practices, methods, and epistemological issues regarding the acquisition of the understanding of the truth about “how things are” and the relevance of the sociopolitical context.
Category: Philosophy