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Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy


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The books in this set, originally published between 1939 and 1991:

  • Focus on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge,
  • Study the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth.
  • Discuss the political implication of the spread of science in antiquity.

  • Examine the nature of Pre-Socratic thought and the three pluralist responses of Empedocles, Anaxagoras and the early Atomists.

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Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy

1st Edition

By Various Authors
August 26, 2016

The books in this set, originally published between 1939 and 1991: Focus on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge, Study the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth. Discuss the political implication of the spread of science in ...

Moral Values in the Ancient World

Moral Values in the Ancient World

1st Edition

By John Ferguson
July 11, 2018

This book studies the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth. After a brief examination of the values which dominated Homeric society and the subsequent aristocracies, the central portion of the book is an account and analysis of the moral ideas which illuminated the Greek, ...

Science and Politics in the Ancient World

Science and Politics in the Ancient World

1st Edition

By Benjamin Farrington
July 11, 2018

This book, originally published in 1965, discusses the political implication of the spread of science in antiquity. It reveals how the real Greek spirit of scientific research was crushed by Plato and Aristotle, long thought-of as searchers for truth. Historian such as Polybius and Livey and the ...

Selected Philosophical Papers by Ludwig Edelstein

Selected Philosophical Papers by Ludwig Edelstein

1st Edition

Edited By Leonardo Tarán
July 11, 2018

Ludwig Edelstein (1902-1965) is well-known for his work on the history of anceint medicine and ancient philosophy, and to both of these areas he made contributions of primary importance. This collection, originally published in 1987, makes avaialable Edelstein’s main papers to scholars and students...

Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 1 The Beginnings of Philosophy

Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 1: The Beginnings of Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By David Furley, Reginald E Allen
July 11, 2018

Collected in this volume are some of the most important articles published on the philosophy of the Greeks before Socrates. They cover: The nature of Presocratic thought The sources of our knowledge of the Presocratics The earliest philosophers up to Heraclitus...

Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 2 The Eleatics and Pluralists

Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 2: The Eleatics and Pluralists

1st Edition

Edited By David Furley, Reginald E Allen
July 11, 2018

The articles in this volume deal with the four major philosophical positions of the presocratic period: The arguments of Parmenides and Zeno against earlier or contemporary pluralist theories The three pluralist responses of Empedocles, Anaxagoras and the early Atomists....

Virtue and Knowledge An Introduction to Ancient Greek Ethics

Virtue and Knowledge: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Ethics

1st Edition

By William J. Prior
July 11, 2018

Originally published in 1991, this book focuses on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge, as it is found in the epic poems of Homer, some tragedies of Sophocles, selected writings of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers. The key ...

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