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On Ancient Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0534595723

ISBN-13: 9780534595722

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Peterman

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ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY offers a fresh look at the ancient Greek philosophers, helping the reader find the connections between their philosophies and our own. Intended for both classroom use and a general audience, this book provides an overview of ancient Greek history and culture, extensive chapters on the Pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle, and individual chapters on the Sophists, Socrates, and Philosophy after Aristotle. Greek philosophy is dynamic, provocative, and erotic-full of the restlessness of inquiry from the epigrams of Heraclitus and the paradoxes of Zeno to the dialogues of Plato and Aristotle's search for an adequate starting point. This book captures the movement of each…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Historical and Cultural Background
The Polis, Colonies and Empires
War
Religion
The Presocratics
Ionia
Homer
Hesiod
Thales
Anaximander
Anaximenes
Xenophanes
Heraclitus
Italy
Pythagoras
Parmenides
Zeno and Melissus
Reinterpreting Parmenides: the Return of the Many
Empedocles
Anaxagoras
Leucippus and Democritus
The Sophists
Socrates
Plato
Plato?s Biography
Approaching Philosophy through Dialogues
Literary Background
Settings and Structures
Conversations and Dialectic
Stories and Myths
Socratic Irony
Plato?s Philosophy
The Practice of Dying and Being Dead
The Life of Ideas
Truth, Sophistry and Rhetoric
Aristotle
Biography and Writings
Logic
Physics and Change
Psyche: the Life Force of the Soul
Animals
Metaphysics
Ethics and Politics
Rhetoric
Poetics
Nicomachean Ethics: A Closer Reading
An Aristotelian Survival Kit
Epilogue: After Aristotle
Stoics
Skeptics
Epicureans
Neoplatonists
Glossary
Index