Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument. This book introduces readers to some ancient debates to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book gives readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white halftones and line drawings
  • 0192853570
  • 9780192853578
  • 131,844

About Julia Annas

Julia Annas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona and author of several books for OUP, including An Introduction to Platos Republic and The Morality of Happiness. She is also series editor for the Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; 1 HUMANS AND BEASTS: UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES; 2 WHY DO WE READ PLATOS REPUBLIC?; 3 THE HAPPY LIFE, ANCIENT AND MODERN; 4 REASON, KNOWLEDGE AND SCEPTICISM; 5 LOGIC AND REALITY; 6 WHEN DID IT ALL BEGIN? (AND WHAT IS IT ANYWAY?); FURTHER READING; NOTES; INDEXshow more

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