1st Edition

Central Works of Philosophy v1
Ancient and Medieval

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ISBN 9781844650132
Published October 1, 2004 by Routledge
278 Pages


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Book Description

This collection of essays showcases the most important and influential philosophical works of the ancient and medieval period, roughly from 600 BC to AD 1600. Each chapter takes a particular work of philosophy and discusses its proponent, its content and central arguments. These are: Plato's Republic; Aristotle' Nichomachean Ethics; Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe; Sextus Emperiicus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism; Plotinus' The Enneads; Augustine's City of God; Anselm's Proslogion; Aquinas' Summa Theologia; Duns Scotus' Ordinatio; William of Ockham's Summa Logicae .

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Introduction: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy John Shand 1. Plato: Republic Hugh H. Benson 2. Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics Paula Gottlieb 3. Lucretius: On the Nature of the Universe Harry Lesser 4. Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism R. J. Hankinson 5. Plotinus: The Enneads Stephen R. L. Clark 6. Augustine: City of God Christopher Kirwan 7. Anselm: Proslogion John Marenbon 8. Aquinas: Summa Theologiae Paul O'Grady 9. Duns Scotus: Ordinatio Richard Cross 10. Ockham: Summa Logicae Peter King Index

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