Ancient Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary / Edition 1

Ancient Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary / Edition 1

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by Nick Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405135638

ISBN-13: 9781405135634

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid.

  • Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists

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Overview

Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid.

  • Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists
  • Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others
  • Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison
  • The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135634
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
697,590
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

List of Sources.

Chronology.

Map 1 The Greek World (6th–5th centuries BCE).

Map 2 The Hellenistic Period (323–31 BCE).

Map 3 The Late Roman Empire.

General Introduction.

I: The Presocratics and Sophists:.

1. The Milesians: Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes.

2. Xenophanes of Colophon, Heracleitus of Ephesus, and Pythagoras of Samos.

3. The Eleatics: Parmenides, and Zeno of Elea and Melissus of Samos.

4. The Pluralists: Empedocles of Acragas and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae.

5. The Atomists: Leucippus of Elea (or Miletus) and Democritus of Abdera.

6. The Sophists: Protagoras of Abdera, Gorgias of Leontini, and Antiphon.

II: Xenophon:.

Introduction.

7. Memorabilia.

III: Plato:.

Introduction.

8. Euthyphro.

9. Apology.

10. Crito.

11. Meno.

12. Phaedo.

13. Symposium.

14. Republic.

15. Parmenides.

16. Timaeus.

IV: Aristotle:.

Introduction.

17. Categories.

18. On Interpretation.

19. Physics.

20. On the Soul.

21. Metaphysics.

22. Nicomachean Ethics.

23. Politics.

V: Diogenes the Cynic:.

Introduction.

24. Diogenes Laertius, Life of Diogenes.

VI: Epicurus and Epicureanism:.

Introduction.

25. Epicurus, Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoeceus; Principle Doctrines.

26. Lucretius, On the Nature of Things.

VII: Stoics and Stoicism:.

Introduction.

27. Diogenes Laertius on Stoicism.

28. Epictetus, Manual.

VIII: Skeptics and Skepticism:.

Introduction.

29. Diogenes Laertius, Life of Pyrrho.

30. Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism.

31. Sextus Empiricus, Against the Professors.

IX: Neoplatonism:.

Introduction.

32. Plotinus, Enneads.

33. Proclus, On Evil.

Bibliography.

Recommended Further Reading (English-Language Sources).

Index.

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