The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

View: 6620

This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.

Plato: The Laws

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 5552

A new translation of Plato's Laws into accessible English, with essential introductory and other explanatory material.

The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: Keimpe Algra,Jonathan Barnes,Professor of Ancient Philosophy Jonathan Barnes,Jaap Mansfeld,Malcolm Schofield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521250283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 916

View: 426

A full account of the philosophy of the Graeco-Roman world, 320-100 BC.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118556682

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 9318

Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics, philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Roman political thought in all its diversity and depth. Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism

Der Aristotelismus im I. und II. Jh. n.Chr

Author: Paul Moraux

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110099195

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 855

View: 3440

Die Geschichte des Aristotelismus' (3 Bande, 1971-2001), die Paul Moraux auf der Basis seiner jahrzehntelangen Beschaftigung mit Aristoteles und des von ihm gegrundeten Aristotelesarchivs geschaffen hat, ist ein Massstabe setzendes Meisterwerk der Philosophiegeschichte."Prof. Dr. Bernd Seidensticker, Freie Universitat Berlin"

Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948849X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3317

Ancient Greece was a place of tremendous political experiment and innovation, and it was here too that the first serious political thinkers emerged. Using carefully selected case-studies, in this book Professor Cartledge investigates the dynamic interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from early historic times to the early Roman Empire. Of concern throughout are three major issues: first, the relationship of political thought and practice; second, the relevance of class and status to explaining political behaviour and thinking; third, democracy - its invention, development and expansion, and extinction, prior to its recent resuscitation and even apotheosis. In addition, monarchy in various forms and at different periods and the peculiar political structures of Sparta are treated in detail over a chronological range extending from Homer to Plutarch. The book provides an introduction to the topic for all students and non-specialists who appreciate the continued relevance of ancient Greece to political theory and practice today.

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy

Author: C. B. Schmitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521397483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 922

View: 9191

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy at the turn of the seventeenth century. The Renaissance has attracted intense scholarly attention for over a century, but in the beginning the philosophy of the period was relatively neglected and this is the first volume in English to synthesize for a wider readership the substantial and sophisticated research now available. The volume is organized by branch of philosophy rather than by individual philosopher or by school. The intention has been to present the internal development of different aspects of the subject in their own terms and within their historical context. This structure also emphasizes naturally the broader connotations of "philosophy" in that intellectual world.

History of Political Thought

Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631218210

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 388

In this history of European political thought, the author strikes a balance between trying to understand the philosophical cogency of ancient arguments and elucidating why the ancient Greeks and Romans thought the way they did about politics.

Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: Verity Harte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020220

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 9227

Explores how politeia (constitution) structures both political and extra-political relations throughout the entire range of Greek and Roman thought. Topics include the vocabulary of politics, the practice of politics, the politics of value, and the extension of constitutional order to relations with animals, gods and the cosmos.

A Short History of Western Political Thought

Author: W. M. Spellman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 1362

This brief narrative survey of political thought over the past two millennia explores key ideas that have shaped Western political traditions. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks' classical emphasis on politics as an independent sphere of activity, the book goes on to consider the medieval and early modern Christian views of politics and its central role in providing spiritual leadership. Concluding with a discussion of present-day political thought, W. M. Spellman explores the return to the ancient understanding of political life as a more autonomous sphere, and one that doesn't relate to anything beyond the physical world. Setting the work of major and lesser-known political philosophers within its historical context, the book offers a balanced and considered overview of the topic, taking into account the religious values, inherited ideas and social settings of the writers. Assuming no prior knowledge and written in a highly accessible style, A Short History of Western Political Thought is ideal for those seeking to develop an understanding of this fascinating and important subject.

The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700

Author: J. H. Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477727

Category: History

Page: 798

View: 576

This book, first published in 1992, presents a comprehensive scholarly account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the reformation to the 'scientific revolution' and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. It is written by a highly distinguished team of contributors.

Karl Marx

Die Biographie

Author: Gareth Stedman Jones

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905584

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 9727

»Eine profunde Neubewertung von Marx und eine fesselnde Lektüre«, so urteilt Bestseller-Autor Christopher Clark über Gareth Stedman Jones‘ hochgelobte Studie »Karl Marx: Die Biographie«. Denn Karl Marx war kein Marxist – zum Marxisten haben ihn andere gemacht. Indem Gareth Stedman Jones Leben und Werk von Marx konsequent aus ihrem Kontext im 19. Jahrhundert beschreibt, gelingt ihm eine faszinierende neue Deutung dieses epochemachenden Denkers. Endlich verstehen wir Marx‘ Entwicklung aus seiner Zeit heraus und wie er die Gedanken von Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Ricardo und anderen zu neuen Ideen schmiedete. Und wir verstehen Marx‘ grundlegende Begriffe wie z.B. »Mehrwert«, »Kapital« »Entfremdung«, »Ausbeutung«, »Proletarier«, »Revolution« usw. In einer Epoche des industriellen und politischen Umbruchs erscheint Marx als Zeitgenosse, der versucht, Antworten auf die neuen Herausforderungen zu finden. Antworten, von denen er nicht ahnen konnte, wie sehr sie die Welt verändern würden. »Eine profunde Neubewertung von Marx und eine fesselnde Lektüre.« Christopher Clark

The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 1, The Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184066X

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 2337

"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to providestrong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The CambridgeWorld History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Author: Roger Crisp

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655767

Category: Philosophy

Page: 920

View: 5835

Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer rationally the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broad overview of the views of many of the main thinkers, schools, and periods, and includes in addition essays on topics such as autonomy and impartiality. The authors are international leaders in their field, and use their expertise and specialist knowledge to illuminate the relevance of their work to discussions in contemporary ethics. The essays are specially written for this volume, and in each case introduce the reader to the main lines of interpretation and criticism that have arisen in the professional history of philosophy over the past two or three decades.

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

A Pelican Introduction

Author: Melissa Lane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976160

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8413

What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.


A Life

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199837457

Category: Democracy

Page: 312

View: 9916

"Democracy: A Life holds out three unique research aims: a proper understanding of the origins and variety of ancient Greek democracies; a detailed account of the fate of democracy - both the institution and the word - in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the fifth century BCE to the 6th century CE; and a nuanced exploration of the ways in which all ancient Greek democracies differed from all modern so-called 'democracies'"--

A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Author: Anthony Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198790686


Page: 304

View: 8049

This revised and expanded edition of A World History of Ancient Political Thought examines the political thought of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, India, China, Greece, Rome and early Christianity, from prehistory to c.300 CE. The book explores the earliest texts of literate societies, beginning with the first written records of political thought in Egypt and Mesopotamia and ending with the collapse of the Han dynasty and the Western RomanEmpire.