Ancient Philosophy Products

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Dr Stephen Leach, Dr James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters, each focusing on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, that imaginatively engages…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Socrates II

    Edited by William Prior

    Socrates is perhaps the most famous philosopher in the Western intellectual tradition. He raised fundamental questions, such as ‘what is justice?’ and ‘does virtue produce happiness?’. Although he wrote nothing himself, he is the source of a vast literature, beginning with Plato, Xenophon, and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge
    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

  • Taurus of Beirut

    The Other Side of Middle Platonism

    By Federico M. Petrucci

    This book is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and will provide 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…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Aristotle's Critique of Political Economy

    By Robert L. Gallagher

    This book presents a positive account of Aristotle’s theory of political economy, arguing that Aristotle’s theory contains elements that may help us better understand and resolve contemporary social and economic problems. The book considers how Aristotle’s work has been utilised by scholars to…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Ethics and Self-Cultivation

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Matthew Dennis, Sander Werkhoven

    The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore new "cultivation of the self" strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Philosophical Foundations for the Curriculum

    By Allen Brent

    In this book, first published in 1978, Allen Brent sets out to explore some of the questions raised by theorists and philosophers regarding curriculum. He starts by investigating whether all knowledge is the product of social conditions of particular times or places, or whether there is some kind…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education

  • The Legacy of Isocrates and a Platonic Alternative

    Political Philosophy and the Value of Education

    By James Robert Muir

    Bringing together educational philosophy, political thought, and rhetoric, this book examines the influence of the philosopher Isocrates on educational thought and the history of education. Unifying philosophical and historical arguments, Muir discusses the role of Isocrates in raising two central…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986)

    An Examination of Utilitarianism

    By Lanny O. Ebenstein

    First published in 1991, The Greatest Happiness Principle traces the history of the theory of utility, starting with the Bible, and running through Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus. It goes on to discuss the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill in detail, commenting on the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Torture and Truth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Page duBois

    First published in 1991, this book — through the examination of ancient Greek literary, philosophical and legal texts — analyses how the Athenian torture of slaves emerged from and reinforced the concept of truth as something hidden in the human body. It discusses the tradition of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

    Edited by Lorraine L Besser, Michael Slote

    Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

    Edited by Frisbee Sheffield, James Warren

    The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice

    Edited by David Carr

    Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensure good conduct; but while such codes may be necessary and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge

3Series in Ancient Philosophy

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