Classical Thought

Classical Thought

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Spanning over a thousand years from Homer to Saint Augustine, Classical Thought encompasses a vast range of material in succinct style, while remaining clear and lucid even to those with no philosophical or Classical background The major philosophers and philosophical schools are examined--the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Neoplatonism; but other important thinkers, such as Greek tragedians, historians, medical writers, and early Christian writers, are also discussed. The emphasis is naturally on questions of philosophical interest (although the literary and historical background to Classical philosophy is not ignored), and again the scope is broad--ethics, the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, philosophical theology. All this is presented in a fully integrated, highly readable text which covers may of the most important areas of ancient thought and in which stress is laid on the variety and continuity of philosophical thinking after more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192891774
  • 9780192891778
  • 11,876

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a fine volume, a coherent history of Classical thought * Polis * an exciting, and rigorous, introduction to the subject which is a delight * Greece and Rome *show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Homer ; 2. The Naturalist Movement ; 3. Doubts about Naturalism ; 4. Socrates ; 5. Plato ; 6. Aristotle ; 7. Epicureanism ; 8. Stoicism ; 9. Plotinus ; 10. Christianity and Greek Thought ; Notes; Bibliography; Indexshow more

About Terence H. Irwin

Terence Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell Universityshow more

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