Retrieving the Ancients An Introduction to Greek Philosophy

ISBN-10: 1405108622
ISBN-13: 9781405108621
Edition: 2004
Authors: David Roochnik
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The story of the first philosophers in the West. Beginning with Thales, who correctly predicted an eclipse in 585 BC, and culminating in a discussion of the works of Aristotle, who died in 322 BC, the book provides an introduction to one of the most fertile periods in the history of human thought.

Introduction
Two Reasons to Study Ancient Greek Philosophy
The Organization and Strategy of This Book
The Presocratics
Preliminaries
Before the Beginning: Hesiod
The Ionian Philosophers of the Sixth Century
The Beginning: Thales of Miletus
The First Debate: Anaximander v. Anaximenes
Sixth-Century Rationalism: Xenophanes and Pythagoras
The Crisis of Sixth-Century Philosophy
Heraclitus and Parmenides: Extreme Solutions
Heraclitus: Lover of Flux
Parmenides: Champion of Being
Fifth-Century Elementalism
Democritus: Atomic Theory
Empedocles: Evolution
Anaxagoras
The Sophists and Socrates
A New Beginning: The Sophists
Protagoras
Gorgias
Socrates
Plato
Preliminaries
Plato's Critique of the Presocratics
Plato's Critique of the Sophists
The "Self-Reference" Argument
The Reductio ad Absurdum
"What is it?"
"The Old Quarrel:" Philosophy v
Sophistry
Recollection
The Phaedo
The Meno
The Divided Line and the Form of the Good
The Divided Line
The Form of the Good
Eros
The Political Implications of the Forms
Aristotle
Preliminaries
Aristotle's Conception of Nature
"By Nature"
Form and Matter
The Four Causes
Aristotle's Psychology
Teleological Ethics
Moral Virtue
Intellectual Virtue
Natural Politics
The Political Animal
Best Life; Best City
Conclusion
References
Index

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