Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, Volume I
New to this seventh edition:
Changes in translations:
New translations of Plato's Apology and Phaedo and Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and Politics from the acclaimed Focus Philosophical Library Series.
New translations of Plato's Euthyphro and Crito.
New translations of Epicurus's Letter to Herodotus, Letter to Menoeceus, and Principal Doctrines.
New translation of the Parmenides fragments.
Gorgias's model oration, Encomium on Helen, which gives a defense of Helen of Troy.
A selection from Plato's Gorgias on nature versus convention or law .
Additional material from the opening of Plato's Symposium to contextualize the dialogue.
Additional material from Plato's Republic (Book IX) on the tri-partite soul.
Additional material from Aristotle's Metaphysics (Book IV, 1-4, 7) on the nature of being and the so-called "three rules of thought."
A brief selection from Porphyry's Life of Plotinus, giving a sense of the person.
Updated and reorganized bibliographies.
To allow for all these changes, a section of Book V from Plato's Republic has been dropped.
Those who use this first volume in a one-term course in ancient philosophy will find more material here than can easily fit a normal semester. But this embarrassment of riches gives teachers some choice and, for those who offer the same course year after year, an opportunity to change the menu.
- Hardback | 566 pages
- 190 x 254 x 31.75mm | 454g
- 17 Jun 2019
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 7th ed.
- 10 Line drawings, black and white; 24 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
Three Solitary Figures
Zeno of Elea
Democritus (and Leucippus)
EPILOGUE I: TWO VIEWS OF ATHENS
Pericles' Funeral Oration
The Melian Conference
EPILOGUE II: ASPASIA
SOCRATES AND PLATO
Symposium (172a-173b, 189c-193d; 201d-223d)
Republic (Book I, 336b-349b, 350d-354b; Book II, 357a-362c, 368e-376e; Book III, 386b-388a, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427d-445e; Book V, 449-462e, 469c-474a; Book VI-VII, 502c-521b; Book VIII, 562a-563e; Book IX, 580d-583a)
Categories (Chapters 1-5)
On Interpretation (Chapters 1-9)
Posterior Analytics (Book I, 1-2; Book II, 19)
Physics (Book II complete)
Metaphysics (Book I complete; Book IV, 1-4, 7; Book XII complete)
On the Soul (Book II, 1-3; Book III, 4-5)
Nicomachean Ethics (Book I-II; Book III, 1-5; Book IV, 3; Books VI-VII; Book X, 6-8, 9)
Politics (Book I, 1-2; Book III, 6-9; Book IV, 11-12; Book VII, 3b-4, 9)
Poetics (Chapter 6)
HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY
Letter to Herodotus
Letter to Menoeceus
On the Nature of Things (Book Two, 216-284; Book Three, selections through 831)
The Early Stoa
Zeno of Citium (selections from Diogenes Laertius)
Cleanthes-Hymn to Zeus
Meditations (Book IV)
Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus
Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1-13)
Plotinus and Porphyry
Life of Plotinus (Chapters 1-2)
Enneads (I, Tractate 6; V, Tractate 1, 1-12)
About Forrest E. Baird