Classical Philosophy

A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199674531

Category: History

Page: 368

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Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering ofphilosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics. Within the thought of Platoand Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, and Adamson also looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. This is a new kind of history which will bring philosophy to life for allreaders, including those coming to the subject for the first time.

Classical Philosophy

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192892539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 433

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Classical Philosophy introduces students to several of the essential philosophical questions raised by the Greek and Roman philosophers of classical antiquity. Featuring a thematic--as opposed to chronological--structure, this Oxford Reader focuses on philosophical problems and ideas rather than on historical circumstances. Selections from the writings of ancient philosophers--some new translations--are interspersed with Terence Irwin's incisive commentary, and at times with contributions from modern philosophers. Topics covered include natural philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, the soul, free will, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and religious belief. A general introduction places philosophers and schools into historical context for students.

Classical Philosophy

A Contemporary Introduction

Author: Christopher John Shields

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415233972

Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

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A comprehensive examination of early philosophy from the presocratics through to Aristotle.

Classical Philosophy: Plato's ethics

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815318323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 415

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This exceptional book examines and explains Plato's answer to the normative question, "How ought we to live?" It discusses Plato's conception of the virtues; his views about the connection between the virtues and happiness; and the account of reason, desire, and motivation that underlies his arguments about the virtues. Plato's answer to the epistemological question, "How can we know how we ought to live?" is also discussed. His views on knowledge, belief, and inquiry, and his theory of Forms, are examined, insofar as they are relevant to his ethical view. Terence Irwin traces the development of Plato's moral philosophy, from the Socratic dialogues to its fullest exposition in the Republic. Plato's Ethics discusses Plato's reasons for abandoning or modifying some aspects of Socratic ethics, and for believing that he preserves Socrates' essential insights. A brief and selective discussion of the Statesmen, Philebus, and Laws is included. Replacing Irwin's earlier Plato's Moral Theory (Oxford, 1977), this book gives a clearer and fuller account of the main questions and discusses some recent controversies in the interpretation of Plato's ethics. It does not presuppose any knowledge of Greek or any extensive knowledge of Plato.

Calvin and Classical Philosophy

Author: Charles Partee

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664229153

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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Originally published: Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1977, in series: Studies in the history of Christian thought.

Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy

Author: Donald J. Zeyl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427078X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 614

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The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy is a reference work on the philosophy of Greek and Roman antiquity. It includes subjects and figures from the dawn of philosophy in Ionia in the 6th century BC to the demise of the Academy in Athens in the 6th century AD. Scholarly study of the texts and philosophical thought of this period has been, during the last half of the 20th century, amazingly productive and has become increasingly sophisticated. The 269 articles in the encyclopedia reflect this development. While the majority of the articles are devoted to individual figures, many of the articles are thematic surveys of broad areas such as epistemology, ethics, and political thought. Some articles focus on particular concepts that evoked significant philosophical treatment by the ancients, and have proved central to later thought. Other articles treat fields that are no longer considered part of philosophy proper, such as mathematics and science. There are articles examining areas of intellectual or cultural endeavour, such as poetry or rhetoric, or genres of philosophical expression, such as dialogue and diatribe. Still others describe the historical developments of philosophical schools and traditions. The encyclopedia includes a chronology and guide to further reading. Best Reference Source

What is Ancient Philosophy?

Author: Pierre Hadot,Michael Chase

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674013735

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

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Pierre Hadot shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all strove to transform the individual s mode of perceiving and being in the world. For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. Hadot asks us to consider whether and how this connection might be reestablished today."

Classical Philosophy: Aristotle: metaphysics, epistemology, natural philosophy

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815318361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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Narrative forms of mental representation and their influence on comprehension, communication and judgment, have rapidly become one of the main foci of research and theory in not only psychology but also other disciplines, including linguistics, sociology, and anthropology. No one has been more responsible for the awakening of interest in this area than Roger Schank and Bob Abelson. In their target article, they argue that narrative forms of mental representation, or stories, are the basic ingredients of social knowledge that play a fundamental role in the comprehension of information conveyed in a social context, the storage of this information in memory, and the later communication of it to others. After explicating the cognitive processes that underlie the construction of narratives and their use in comprehension, memory and communication, the chapter authors consider the influence of stories on a number of more specific phenomena, including political judgment, marital relations and memory distortions that underlie errors in eyewitness testimony. The provocativeness of the target chapter is matched by that of the companion articles, each of which not only provides an important commentary on Schank and Abelson's conceptualization, but also makes an important contribution to knowledge in its own right. The diversity of perspectives reflected in these articles, whose authors include researchers in linguistics, memory and comprehension, social inference, cognitive development, social judgment, close relationships, and social ecology, testifies to the breadth of theoretical and empirical issues to which the target chapter is potentially relevant. This volume is a timely and important contribution to research and theory not only in social cognition but in many other areas as well.

Ordnung und Geschichte

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770538447

Category: Civilization

Page: 264

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Der erste Teil von Das Ökumenische Zeitalter befasst sich mit den Problemen einer nicht-eurozentrischen Geschichtsphilosophie und den Symbolismen, die zur Entwicklung einer solchen Geschichtsphilosophie herangezogen werden müssen. Der zeit-räumliche Bereich des ersten Auftretens dieser neuen Symbolismen sind die Jahrhunderte zwischen dem Aufstieg des persischen und dem Untergang des römischen Reiches. Voegelins Neuordnung dieses Zeitalters wird in der Einleitung zu diesem Band philosophisch begründet und als ein Prozess zwischen kosmologischem Anfang und transkosmischem Jenseits dargestellt, in dem die Menschheit das Feld bildet, das von der Spannung dieses Prozesses gestaltet wird. Die Legitimität der ökumenischen Antike besteht nach Voegelin darin, dass sie grundsätzlich die Möglichkeiten von dem, was als Geschichte bezeichnet werden kann, abgrenzt und zugleich die Spannung des geschichtlichen Prozesses als das Wesen des Menschseins schlechthin aufzeigt.

Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Don E. Marietta, Jr.

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765602169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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This comprehensive and clearly presented survey of the history of Western philosophy covers all the major philosophers, from Thales to Augustine, within the context of the periods in which they lived. Historical, cultural, and philosophical influences are all considered. The central tenets of each philosopher or school are explained, including important historical uncertainties and scholarly disagreements.

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy - Winter 2002

Author: David Sedley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199259090

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics are the focuses of discussion in this volume.Editor: David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Cambridge.'standard reading among specialists in ancient philosophy' Brad Inwood, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy

Author: Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie. Kongress,Dorothea Frede,Burkhard Reis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110202360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 562

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The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy, from the early days to Late Antiquity. The contributions in this volume not only do justice to the breadth of the topic, they also cover the entire period from the Pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity. Particular attention is paid to Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers, that is the Stoics and the Epicureans.

Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland

Author: Zhuang Zi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843022208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 791

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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.