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    DescriptionThis concise, lively introduction to ancient Greek philosophy will help beginning students of both classical studies and philosophy get their bearings within an important yet complex array of names, schools, and ideas. The book illuminates the key period from the sixth to the third century BC, looking at the ideas that engaged the Greeks, in particular those of the Presocratics, the Sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the earliest Hellenistic philosophers. After chronologically mapping the main figures and their interconnections, "Introducing Greek Philosophy" focuses on themes especially relevant to philosophy today, including the origins of the universe and its mathematical structures; divine creation versus evolution and natural law; probability theory and the criteria for truth; political debates on democracy, citizen rights, and state obligations; and, finally ethics, happiness, and the best way to live.


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    Title
    Introducing Greek Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R.M. Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 342 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520261488
    ISBN 10: 0520261488
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 180
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 180
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: B171 .W75 2010
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    29 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    M. R. Wright, Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Wales, Lampeter, is the author of Empedocles: The Extant Fragments, Cosmology in Antiquity, Cicero: On Stoic Good and Evil, and The Presocratics: The Main Fragments in Greek, and the editor of Reason and Necessity: Essays on Plato's Timaeus.