Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 386 páginas
Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction--an intellectual history of the ancient world from the eighth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E., from Homer to Boethius--describes and evaluates ancient thought in its cultural setting, showing how it affected and was affected by that setting. The greatest philosophers (Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine) and cultural figures (Homer, Euripides, Thucydides, Archimedes) and a number of lesser ones (Hesiod, Posidonius, Basil) receive careful description and evaluation. Philosophy in the Ancient World is ideally suited as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy and the History of Philosophy in the West.

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WHY ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
iii
QUALITIES OF THE GREEK MIND CONDUCIVE TO PHILOSOPHY
vii
BEFORE PHILOSOPHY HOMER AND HESIOD
xiii
B Hesiod
xvi
WHY HOMER AND HESIOD ARE NOT PHILOSOPHY
xvii
OTHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE BIRTH OF PHILOSOPHY
xx
B Architecture and Art
xxiv
HOW AND WHERE PHILOSOPHY BEGAN
xxx
THE BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY
xxxii
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
xxxiv
NOTES
xxxv
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
xxxvii
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James A. Arieti is Graves H. Thompson Professor of Classics and chair of the department at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

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