Philosophic Classics, Vol. I: Ancient Philosophy / Edition 5

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This fascinating anthology of classic philosophical readings provides clear translations of the most important Greek philosophers and some of their Roman followers, key influences on the development of Western civilization. This book begins with the fragmentary statements of the Pre-Socratics, moves through the all-embracing systems of Plato and Aristotle, and culminates in the practical advice of the Hellenistic writers. For anyone interested in owning a collection of clearly translated philosophical works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132413176
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/3/2007
  • Series: Philosophic Classics Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

New selections in bold.

BEFORE SOCRATES

The Milesians.

Thales

Anaximander

Anaximenes

Three Solitary Figures

Pythagoras

Xenophanes

Heraclitus

The Monists

Parmenides

Zeno of Elea

The Pluralists.

Empedocles

Anaxagoras

Democritus (and Leucippus)

Three Sophists.

Protagoras

Gorgias

Critias

Epilogue: Two Views of Athens

Pericles (as reported by Thucydides), Funeral Oration

Thucydides, The Melian Conference

Epilogue: Aspasia

Aspasia

SOCRATES

PLATO

Euthyphro

Apology

Crito

Phaedo

Meno

Symposium

Republic (327a-328b; Book I, 336b-349b; 350d-354b; II, 357a-362c; 367e-376e; III, 412b-417b; IV, 427d-445e; V, complete: 449-480a; VI-VII, 502c-521b)

Parmenides (127-135)

Theaetetus (selections)

Timaeus (27d-34b)

Laws (selections)

ARISTOTLE

Categories (Chapters 1-5)

On Interpretation (Chapters 1-9)

Posterior Analytics (Books I, 1-2; II, 19)-new translation

Physics (Book II complete)

Metaphysics (Books I and XII complete)

On the Soul (Books II, 1-3; III, 4-5)

Nichomachean Ethics (Books I-II; III, 1-5; IV, 3; VI-VII; X, 6-9)

Politics (Books I, 1-2; III, 6-9; IV, 11-12; VII, 3b-4, 9)

HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY

Epicurus.

Letter to Herodotus

Letter to Menoeceus

Principal Doctrines

Lucretius.

On the Nature of Universe (Books II, 216-292; III, through 842)

The Early Stoa: Zeno of Citium and Cleanthes

Zeno of Citium (selections from Diogenes Laertius)

Hymn to Zeus-new translation

Epictetus

Encheiridion (Manual)-new translation

Marcus Aurelius

Meditations (Book IV)

Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus

Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1-15)

Plotinus

Enneads (I, Tractate 6; V, Tractate 1, 1-12; V, Tractate 3, 12.9-end)-new translation

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