Ancient Philosophy: v. 1

Ancient Philosophy: v. 1

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For courses in Ancient Philosophy. This anthology in Ancient Western philosophy focuses on the writings of the most important Greek philosophers, along with sections from some of their Roman followers. It features the best available translations of texts-complete works or complete selections of works-introductions to each philosopher; an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs; and a more

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  • Paperback | 561 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 802.87g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 013048556X
  • 9780130485564

About Forrest E. Baird

Forrest E. Baird is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, more

Table of contents

BEFORE SOCRATES. The Milesians. Thales. Anaximander. Anaximenes. Three Solitary Figures. Pythagoras. Xenophanes. Heraclitus. The Eleatics. Parmenides. Zeno of Elea. Melissus. The Pluralists. Empedocles. Anaxagoras. Democritus (and Leucippus). Three Sophists. Protagoras. Gorgias. Critias. Epilogue: Two Views of Athens. Pericles (as reported by Thucydides), Funeral Oration. Thucydides, The Melian Conference. Epilogue: Aspasia. Sources of the Fragments. SOCRATES. PLATO. Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo. Meno. Symposium. Republic (Book I, 336b-349b; 350d-354b; II, 357a-362c; 367e-376e; III, 412b-417b; IV, 427d-445e; V, complete: 449-480a; VI-VII, 502c-521b). Parmenides (127-135). Theaetetus (selections). Timaeus (27d-34b). ARISTOTLE. Categories (Chapters 1-5). On Interpretation (Chapters 1-9). Posterior Analytics (Books I, 1-2; II, 19). Physics (Book II complete). Metaphysics (Books I and XII complete). On the Soul (Books II, 1-3; III, 4-5). Nichomachean Ethics (Books I-II; III, 1-5; IV, 3; VI-VII; X, 6-8). Politics (Books I, 1-2; III, 6-9; IV, 11-12; VII, 3b-4, 9). HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY. Epicurus. Letter to Herodotus. Letter to Menoeceus. Principal Doctrines. Lucretius. On the Nature of Universe (Books II, 216-292; III, through 842). The Early Stoa: Zeno of Citium and Cleanthes. Zeno of Citium (selections from Diogenes Laertius) Hymn to Zeus. Epictetus. Encheiridion (Manual). Marcus Aurelius. Meditations (Book IV). Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus. Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1-15). Plotinus. Enneads (I, Tractate 6; V, Tractate 1, 1-12; V, Tractate 3, 12.9-end).show more

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"Students with little or no background in philosophy would likely find it difficult-if not impossible-to comprehend the works of many of the philosophers addressed in each volume on their own. However, this text's informative introductions and careful selection of readings make it possible for students to get a foothold in their primary texts...Students are afforded the opportunity to engage with the works of these illustrious but often inscrutable thinkers." - Jennifer McMahon, Centre College "This collection is by far the best I have seen in this area...And I certainly prefer having all of my material together in one text rather than having students purchase half a dozen books, which then still require supplementation. I cannot imagine a better format or selection of materials that would tempt me away from this collection for another." - Ted Toadvine, Emporia State Universityshow more

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