Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy

  • Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves book cover

    Friendship, Robots, and Social Media

    False Friends and Second Selves

    By Alexis Elder

    Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of friendship drawing…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition

    Edited by John Sellars

    The ancient philosophy of stoicism has been a crucial and formative influence on the development of Western thought since its inception through to the present day. It is not only an important area of study in philosophy and classics, but also in theology and literature. The Routledge Handbook of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Philosopher’s New Clothes: The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy’s Turn against Fashion book cover

    The Philosopher’s New Clothes

    The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy’s Turn against Fashion

    By Nickolas Pappas

    This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers – how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology book cover

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

    A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

    By Ross D. Inman

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in its Historical Context: A New Translation and Commentary of Politics Books 5 and 6 book cover

    Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in its Historical Context

    A New Translation and Commentary of Politics Books 5 and 6

    By Andrew Lintott

    This book offers new translations of Aristotle’s Politics 5 and 6, accompanied by an introduction and commentary, targeted at historians and those who like to read political science in the context in which it was produced. Philosophical analysis remains essential and there is no intention to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Plato’s Labyrinth: Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues book cover

    Plato’s Labyrinth

    Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues

    By Aakash Singh Rathore

    This original and stimulating study of Plato's Socratic dialogues rereads and reinterprets Plato's writings in terms of their dialogical or dramatic form. Taking inspiration from the techniques of Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Leo Strauss, Aakash Singh Rathore presents the Socratic dialogues as…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge India

  • Divine Mania: Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece book cover

    Divine Mania

    Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece

    By Yulia Ustinova

    ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits book cover

    Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Ancient Philosophy: Textual Paths and Historical Explorations book cover

    Ancient Philosophy

    Textual Paths and Historical Explorations

    Edited by Lorenzo Perilli, Daniela P. Taormina

    ‘We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece’, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote. It is in Greek that the questions which shaped the destiny of Western culture were asked, and so were the first attempts at an answer, and the search for a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science book cover

    Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous: Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

    Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

    By Mark Wildish

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy book cover

    Future Freedoms

    Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy

    By Elizabeth K. Markovits

    What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge

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