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  • 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

  • Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in its Historical Context

    A New Translation and Commentary on 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

  • What Makes a Philosopher Great?

    Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Hetherington

    This book is inspired by a single powerful question. What is it to be great as a philosopher? No single grand answer is presumed to be possible; instead, rewardingly close studies of philosophical greatness are developed. This is a scholarly yet accessible volume, blending metaphilosophy with the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Philostratus: Interpreters and Interpretation

    By Graeme Miles

    Philostratus is one of the greatest examples of the vitality and inventiveness of the Greek culture of his period, at once a one-man summation of contemporary tastes and interests and a strikingly individual re-inventor of the traditions in which he was steeped. This Roman-era engagement with the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Image, Text and Culture in Classical Antiquity

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James R. Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking means to express their arguments that built on authoritative models…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • 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 – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Perspectives on Greek Philosophy

    S.V. Keeling Memorial Lectures in Ancient Philosophy 1992-2002

    Edited by R. W. Sharples

    Title first published in 2003. In commemoration of the philosophical interests of Stanley Victor Keeling, the annual lectures in his memory highlight the interest and importance of ancient philosophy for contemporary study of the subject. This volume brings together the Keeling lectures from…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Platonism Pagan and Christian

    Studies in Plotinus and Augustine

    By Gerard O'Daly

    This title was first published in 2001. A collection of fifteen studies which explore topics in the psychology and philosophy of mind of Plotinus, Augustine, and Boethius, as well as the development of Augustine's views on history and Roman religion.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Russia's Plato

    Plato and the Platonic Tradition in Russian Education, Science and Ideology (1840–1930)

    By Frances Nethercott

    This title was first published in 2000. This work identifies the differences between the Russian intellectual approach to reading Plato and that of other European countries. This study offers a complex perspective on Russian philosophical learnings up to 1930. The book contains five chapters with…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge

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