Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings / Edition 2

Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings / Edition 2

by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., Lloyd P. (Translator) Gerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872203786

ISBN-13: 9780872203785

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

This new edition of Hellenistic Philosophy--including nearly 100 pages of additional materia--offers the first English translation of the account of Stoic ethics by Arius Didymus, substantial new sources on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, expanded representation of Plutarch and Cicero, and a fuller presentation of papyrological evidence. Inwood and

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This new edition of Hellenistic Philosophy--including nearly 100 pages of additional materia--offers the first English translation of the account of Stoic ethics by Arius Didymus, substantial new sources on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, expanded representation of Plutarch and Cicero, and a fuller presentation of papyrological evidence. Inwood and Gerson maintain the standard of consistency and accuracy that distinguished their translations in the first edition, while regrouping some material into larger, more thematically connected passages. This edition is further enhanced by a new, more spacious page design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872203785
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
Second Edition,2
Pages:
439
Sales rank:
336,422
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Abbreviations
IEpicureanism3
The Ancient Biography of Epicurus3
The Extant Letters5
Ancient Collections of Maxims32
Doxographical Reports40
The Testimony of Cicero45
The Testimony of Lucretius63
The Polemic of Plutarch65
Short Fragments and Testimonia from Known Works72
Short Fragments and Testimonia from Uncertain Works81
Logic and Epistemology81
Physics and Theology85
Ethics95
IIStoicism103
Lives of the Stoics103
On Philosophy110
Logic and Theory of Knowledge111
Physics132
On Fate179
Ethics190
IIIScepticism261
Academic Scepticism: Arcesilaus and Carneades261
Pyrrhonian Scepticism285
Pyrrho285
Timon297
Aenesidemus300
Later Pyrrhonism: Sextus Empiricus302
General Principles302
The Modes325
Logic341
Physics362
Ethics387
Glossary399
Philosophers and Philosophical Sources407
Index of Passages Translated411
Index419

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