Ancient Philosophy Essential Readings with Commentary

ISBN-10: 1405135638

ISBN-13: 9781405135634

Edition: 2008

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Description: Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid. Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Sources
Chronology
The Greek World (6th-5th centuries BCE)
The Hellenistic Period (323-31 BCE)
The Late Roman Empire
General Introduction
The Presocratics and Sophists
The Milesians: Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes
Xenophanes of Colophon, Heracleitus of Ephesus, and Pythagoras of Samos
The Eleatics: Parmenides and Zeno of Elea and Melissus of Samos
The Pluralists: Empedocles of Acragas and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
The Atomists: Leucippus of Elea (or Miletus) and Democritus of Abdera
The Sophists: Protagoras of Abdera, Gorgias of Leontini, and Antiphon
Xenophon
Introduction
Memorabilia
Plato
Introduction
Euthyphro
Apology
Crito
Meno
Phaedo
Symposium
Republic
Parmenides
Timaeus
Aristotle
Introduction
Categories
On Interpretation
Physics
On the Soul
Metaphysics
Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
Diogenes the Cynic
Introduction
Diogenes Laertius, Life of Diogenes
Epicurus and Epicureanism
Introduction
Epicurus, Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoeceus; Principal Doctrines
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
Stoics and Stoicism
Introduction
Diogenes Laertius on Stoicism
Epictetus, Manual
Skeptics and Skepticism
Introduction
Diogenes Laertius, Life of Pyrrho
Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Sextus Empiricus, Against the Professors
Neoplatonism
Introduction
Plotinus, Enneads
Proclus, On Evil
Bibliography of Translations Used
Recommended Further Reading (English-Language Sources)
Index
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