Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics

Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics

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The doctrines of the Hellenistic Schools - Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics - are known to have had a formative influence on later thought, but because the primary sources are lost, they have to be reconstructed from later reports. This important collection of essays by one of the foremost interpreters of Hellenistic philosophy focuses on key questions in epistemology and ethics debated by Greek and Roman philosophers of the Hellenistic period. There is currently a new awareness of the great interest and influence of Hellenistic philosophy. In bringing together a major collection of scholarly and interpretative studies by a leading figure in the field, this volume is a boon to philosophers and classicists who work on the Hellenistic period, but also to students keen to enrich their understanding of the history of epistemology and ethics.show more

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' ... she is provocative without being outre. All that she writes can be read and reread with pleasurable profit ... anyone with the mildest interest in ancient philosophy will have bought it as soon as it reached the bookstands'. Jonathan Barnes, The Classical Reviewshow more

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Introductory material; Epistemology; Ethics.show more

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