Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics : Ancient Philosophy, Volume I

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First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20.83mm | 1,043g
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 6th ed.
  • 0205783856
  • 9780205783854

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"Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers." First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of "Philosophic Classics, "Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. "For more information on the main combined anthology, or the additional period volumes, please see below: " Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783864" Philosophic Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783902" Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E "ISBN-10: 0205783899"
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Table of contents

BEFORE SOCRATES


The Milesians.


Thales
Anaximander
Anaximenes


Three Solitary Figures


Pythagoras
Xenophanes
Heraclitus


The Monists


Parmenides
Zeno of Elea


The Pluralists.


Empedocles
Anaxagoras
Democritus (and Leucippus)


Three Sophists.


Protagoras
Gorgias
Critias


Epilogue I: Two Views of Athens
Thucydides


PericlesFuneral Oration
The Melian Conference


Epilogue II: Aspasia
PLATO


Euthyphro
Apology
Crito
Phaedo
Meno
Symposium
Republic
Parmenides
Theaetetus
Timaeus
Laws


ARISTOTLE


Categories
On Interpretation
Posterior Analytics
Physics
Metaphysics
On the Soul
Nichomachean Ethics
Politics
Poestics


HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PHILOSOPHY


Epicurus.


Letter to Herodotus
Letter to Menoeceus
Principal Doctrines


Lucretius.


On the Nature of Universe


The Early Stoa: Zeno of Citium and Cleanthes


Zeno of Citium
Cleanthes, Hymn to Zeus


Epictetus


Handbook (Encheiridion )


Marcus Aurelius


Meditations


Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus


Outlines of Pyrrhonism


Plotinus


Enneads
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About Forrest E. Baird

Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.
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