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Issues in Ancient Philosophy


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Routledge's Issues in Ancient Philosophy exists to bring fresh light to the central themes of ancient philosophy through original studies which focus especially on texts and authors which lie outside the central ‘canon’. Contributions to the series are characterised by rigorous scholarship presented in an accessible manner; they are designed to be essential and invigorating reading for all advanced students in the field of ancient philosophy.

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The Stoic Doctrine of Providence A Study of its Development and of Some of its Major Issues

The Stoic Doctrine of Providence: A Study of its Development and of Some of its Major Issues

1st Edition

By Bernard Collette
August 27, 2021

The Stoic Doctrine of Providence attempts to reconstruct the Stoic doctrine of providence (as argued for in ancient texts now lost) and explain its many fascinating philosophical issues. Examining issues such as the compatibility between good and evil, and how a provident god can serve as model of ...

Epicurus on the Self

Epicurus on the Self

1st Edition

By Attila Németh
February 25, 2020

Epicurus on the Self reconstructs a part of Epicurean ethics which only survives on the fragmentary papyrus rolls excavated from an ancient library in Herculaneum, On Nature XXV. The aim of this book is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Epicurus’ moral psychology, ethics and of its robust ...

Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

1st Edition

By Andrew J. Mason
December 12, 2019

In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its ...

Forms, Souls, and Embryos Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction

Forms, Souls, and Embryos: Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction

1st Edition

By James Wilberding
December 12, 2019

Forms, Souls, and Embryos allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s ...

Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics Selected Essays by Mario Mignucci

Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics: Selected Essays by Mario Mignucci

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Falcon, Pierdaniele Giaretta
July 10, 2019

The late Mario Mignucci was one of the most authoritative, original, and influential scholars in the area of ancient philosophy, especially ancient logic. Collected here for the first time are sixteen of his most important essays on Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics. These essays show a ...

Taurus of Beirut The Other Side of Middle Platonism

Taurus of Beirut: The Other Side of Middle Platonism

1st Edition

By Federico M. Petrucci
March 22, 2018

This volume is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and provides a long-awaited analysis of his texts and their first English translation. Through close examination of the extant witnesses, Petrucci gives a new account of Middle Platonism based on a fresh approach to ...

The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous: Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

1st Edition

By Mark Wildish
October 31, 2017

The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in...

The Birth of Rhetoric Gorgias, Plato and their Successors

The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato and their Successors

1st Edition

By Robert Wardy
April 20, 1998

What is rhetoric?Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? This is the rhetoric of ideological manipulation and political seduction. Rhetoric is for some a distinctive mode of communication; for ...

Saving the City Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms

Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms

1st Edition

By Malcolm Schofield
July 26, 2012

Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what ...

Ancient Concepts of Philosophy

Ancient Concepts of Philosophy

1st Edition

By William Jordan
January 19, 1993

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Mental Conflict

Mental Conflict

1st Edition

By A. W. Price
December 14, 1994

As earthquakes expose geological faults, so mental conflict reveals tendencies to rupture within the mind. Dissension is rife not only between people but also within them, for each of us is subject to a contrariety of desires, beliefs, motivations, aspirations. What image are we to form of ...

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