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ISBN 9780321235138
Published July 12, 2005 by Routledge
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Book Description

With selections of philosophers from Thales to Sextus Empiricus, this new anthology provides significant learning support and historical context for the readings along with a wide variety of pedagogical assists.

Biographical headnotes, reading introductions, study questions, and special “Prologues” and “Philosophical Overviews” help students understand and appreciate the philosophical concepts under discussion. “Philosophical Bridges" discuss how the work of earlier thinkers would influence philosophers to come, and place major movements in a contemporary context showing students how the schools of philosophy interrelate and how various philosophies apply to the world today.

In addition to this volume of Ancient Philosophy, a comprehensive survey of the whole of Western philosophical history and other individual volumes for each of the major historical eras are also available for specialized courses.

Table of Contents

Preface.

General Introduction.

I. EARLY ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY.

1. Thales: Biographical History.

2. Anaximander: Biographical History.

3. Anaximenes: Biographical History.

4. Pythagoras: Biographical History.

5. Heraclitus: A Biographical History.

6. Parmenides: A Biographical History.

7. Zeno of Elea: A Biographical History.

8. Empedocles: A Biographical History.

9. Anaxagoras: A Biographical History.

10. Democritus: A Biographical History.

11. Protagoras: A Biographical History.

12. Gorgias: A Biographical History.

II. PLATO.

13. Plato: A Biographical History.

III. ARISTOTLE.

14. Aristotle: A Biographical History.

IV. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY.

15. Epicurus: A Biographical History.

16. Lucretius: A Biographical History.

17. Zeno of Citium: A Biographical History.

18. Epictetus: A Biographical History.

19. Marcus Aurelius: A Biographical History.

20. Sextus Empiricus: A Biographical History.

 

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