Philosophy as a Way of Life / Edition 1

Philosophy as a Way of Life / Edition 1

by Pierre Hadot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631180338

ISBN-13: 9780631180333

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Wiley

This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises. Hadot's book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and

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This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises. Hadot's book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631180333
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
264,750
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Translator's Note.

Introduction.

Part I: Method: .

1. Forms of Life and Forms of Discourse in Ancient Philosophy.

2. Philosophy, Exegesis and Creative Mistakes.

Part II: Spiritual Exercise: .

3. Spiritual Exercise.

4. Ancient Spirituality and 'Christian Philosophy.'.

Part III: Figures: .

5. Figure of Socrates.

6. Marcus Aurelius.

7. Reflections of the Idea of the 'Cultivation of the Self'.

Part IV: Themes:.

8. Only the Present is our Happiness.

9. The View From Above.

10. The Sage and the World.

11. Philosophy as a Way of Life.

Postscript.

Bibliography.

Index.

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