Issues in Ancient Philosophy

Series Editor: George Boys-Stones

Routledge's Issues in Ancient Philosophy exists to bring fresh light to the central themes of ancient philosophy through original studies which focus especially on texts and authors which lie outside the central ‘canon’. Contributions to the series are characterised by rigorous scholarship presented in an accessible manner; they are designed to be essential and invigorating reading for all advanced students in the field of ancient philosophy

  • Forms, Souls and Embryos

    Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction

    By James Wilberding

    This volume allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s formation? How…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30 
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  • Philosophy beyond Socrates’ Athens

    Cynics, Cyrenaics, Elians and Megarians

    By Ugo Zilioli

    Philosophy beyond Socrates’ Athens aims at fostering a fresher appreciation of the philosophical importance of the so-called Socratic schools, in particular the Cynics (with particular reference to Antisthenes), Cyrenaics, Megarians, Elians and Eretrians. It covers topics in ethics, epistemology,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
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  • Flow and Flux in Plato’s Philosophy

    By Andrew J. Mason

    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27 
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  • Saving the City

    Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms

    By Malcolm Schofield

    Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what…

    Paperback – 2012-07-25
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  • The Birth of Rhetoric

    Gorgias, Plato and their Successors

    By Robert Wardy

    What is rhetoric?Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? This is the rhetoric of ideological manipulation and political seduction. Rhetoric is for some a distinctive mode of communication; for…

    Paperback – 1998-03-11
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  • Mental Conflict

    By A. W. Price

    As earthquakes expose geological faults, so mental conflict reveals tendencies to rupture within the mind. Dissension is rife not only between people but also within them, for each of us is subject to a contrariety of desires, beliefs, motivations, aspirations. What image are we to form of…

    Paperback – 1994-11-16
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  • Ancient Concepts of Philosophy

    By William Jordan

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1993-01-06
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