Excercises Spirituels et Philosophie Antique

ISBN-10: 0631180338

ISBN-13: 9780631180333

Edition: 1995

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Pierre Hadot is arguably one of the most influential and wide-ranging historians of ancient philosophy writing today. As well as having an important influence on the work of Michel Foucault, Hadot's work has been pivotal in the development of contemporary French philosophy. His work is currently concerned with a redefinition of modern philosophy through a study of ancient life and ancient philosophical texts. This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises. Hadot's book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Pierre Hadot was Professor Emeritus, Collège de France. His books include Philosophy as a Way of Life and Plotinus.

Translator's Note
Introduction
Method
Forms of Life and Forms of Discourse in Ancient Philosophy
Philosophy, Exegesis and Creative Mistakes
Spiritual Exercise
Spiritual Exercise
Ancient Spirituality and 'Christian Philosophy.'
Figures
Figure of Socrates
Marcus Aurelius
Reflections of the Idea of the 'Cultivation of the Self'
Themes
Only the Present is our Happiness
The View From Above
The Sage and the World
Philosophy as a Way of Life
Postscript
Bibliography
Index
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