Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics

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For courses in Ancient Philosophy. Designed to be accessible to today's students, this anthology of readings in Ancient Western philosophy focuses on the writings of the most important Greek philosophers, along with selections from some of their Roman followers. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of texts--complete works or complete selections of works--which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the "canon." The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Introductions to each philosopher; an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs; and a timeline keep students focused throughout.
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 0130213144
  • 9780130213143

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). Two Sophists. Protagoras. Gorgias. Sources of the Fragments. Epilogue: Two Views of Athens. Pericles (as reported by Thucydides), Funeral Oration. Thucydides, The Melian Conference. SOCRATES PLATO. Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo. Meno. Symposium. Republic (Book I, 336b-354c; Book II, 367e-376c; Book III, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427c-448e; Book V, complete: 448e-480a; Books VI-VII, 502c-521b). Parmenides (127-135). Theae tetus (selections). Timaeus (27d-34b). ARISTOTLE. Categories (Chapters 1-5). On Interpretation (Chapters 1-9). Posterior Analytics (Book I, 1-2; Book II, 19). Physics (Book II complete). Metaphysics(Books I and XII complete). On the Soul (Book II, 1-3; 111, 4-5). Nichomachean Ethics (Book I-II; 111, 1-5; IV, 3;VI-VII; X, 6-8). Politics (Bk 1, 1-2; 111, 6-9; IV, 11-12; VII, 3b-4, 9). HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY. Epicurus. Letter to Herodotus. Letter to Menoeceus. Principal Doctrines. The Early Stoa: Zeno of Citium and Cleanthes. Zeno of Citium (Selections from Diogenes Laertius). Hymn to Zeus. Epictetus. Encheiridion (Manual). Leucretius. On the Nature of Things (Book II, [216-292]; III [through 842]). Marcus Aurelius. Meditations (Book IV). Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus. Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1-15). Plotinus. Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6; V, 1; V, 3:12.9-end).
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