Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

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This survey of the history of Western philosophy, from Thales to Austin, introduces the central tenets of each philosopher or school within the cultural and historical context of the particular time.
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This textbook is designed to introduce students to great philosophical points of view by letting them see the questions, creative answers, and methods through which philosophy began. Coverage includes Greek cultural background, the Sophists, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Skepticism, and the thought and works of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765602169
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 219
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Greek Cultural Background 3
2 The Primary Stuff and Structure of the World: The Milesians and Pythagoreans 9
3 Change, Stability, and Permanence: Heraclitus and the Eleatics 19
4 Reconciliation of Eleaticism and Experience: The Pluralists and Atomists 28
5 The Sophists 39
6 Socrates 50
7 Plato: Metaphysics and Theology 60
8 Plato: Theory of Knowledge 72
9 Plato: Ethics and Politics 79
10 Aristotle: Metaphysics 90
11 Aristotle: Physics, Biology, and Psychology 101
12 Aristotle: Knowledge and Logic 110
13 Aristotle: Ethics and Politics 119
14 Hellenistic Cultural Background 130
15 Epicureanism 136
16 Stoicism 147
17 Skepticism 162
18 Neo-Platonism 167
19 Augustine 178
Notes 189
Bibliography 211
Index 215
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