Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: Patrick Lee Miller,C. D. C. Reeve

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624663540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists. The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan. Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, featuring new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca’s De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded.
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Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek And Roman Philosophy

Author: C. D. C. Reeve,Patrick Lee Miller

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848002

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Page: 496

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A reader for surveys in Ancient Philosophy that range from the Presocratics through the Romans, this anthology has as its cornerstone substantial selections from C D C Reeves 2004 translation of Platos Republic -- a translation that winningly casts the indirect dialogue of the Republic into direct speech -- and features as well other translations known for their dependability and accessibility, expert Introductions, and notes.
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Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: Lloyd P. Gerson

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780872208308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 459

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A concise anthology for the ancient philosophy survey that ranges from the Presocratics through the Neoplatonists, Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy features essential selections from C.D.C. Reeve's 2004 translation of Plato's Republic, which casts reported speech into direct dialogue, as well other translations known for their accuracy and accessibility. Introductions and notes are also included.
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Becoming God

Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy

Author: Patrick Lee Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847061648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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A lucid presentation of the first and most influential attempts to weave together philosophical thought on God, reason and happiness.
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Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought

Essays in Honor of Peter M. Smith

Author: Arum Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317355334

Category: History

Page: 290

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Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or cultural reality that produces it, an awareness that this relationship is an approximate one at best and a distorting one at worst. This central theme of resemblance and its relationship to reality draws together essays on a range of Greek authors, and shows how they are unified or allied in posing similar questions to classical literature.
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A Historical Sociology of Disability

Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

Author: Bill Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429615205

Category: History

Page: 364

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Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and – with the rise of Christianity – good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral economy of the successive cultures that have constituted ‘Western civilisation’. This book is the story of disability as it is imagined and re-imagined through the cultural lens of ableism. It is a story of invalidation; of the material habituations of culture and moral sentiment that paint pictures of disability as ‘what not to be’. The author examines the forces of moral regulation that fall violently in behind the dehumanising, ontological fait accompli of disability invalidation, and explores the ways in which the normate community conceived of, narrated and acted in relation to disability. A Historical Sociology of Disability will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in the field of Disability Studies, as well as sociology, education, philosophy, theology and history. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the past, present and future of the ‘last civil rights movement’.
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Ancient Philosophy

Author: William J. Prior

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743424

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Before Socrates, philosophers sought explanations for naturally-occurring phenomena from earthquakes and eclipses to the existence of the entire cosmos. But the Socratic era saw a great shift towards questions much closer to the human experience. Philosophers became concerned with life and how to live it, the nature of knowledge and reality, the soul and its relation to the body, and the place of human beings in the universe. Ancient philosophy expert, William J. Prior elegantly guides readers through philosophy’s formative years, from the pre-Socratic to the Stoic and Epicurean schools. Combining a general discussion of movements with analysis of key passages from ancient texts, it is an enthralling insight into the evolution of philosophy and how the great thinkers of centuries gone by can still send our minds reeling today. For students and interested readers alike, this is the ideal introduction, opening the door to the philosophy's classic works and fascinating in its own right.
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The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: David Sedley,Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy is a wide-ranging introduction to the study of philosophy in the ancient world. It surveys the developments of the period and evaluates a comprehensive series of major thinkers, ranging from Pythagoras to Epicurus. Practical elements such as tables, illustrations, and extensive advice on further reading make it an ideal book to accompany survey courses on the history of ancient philosophy. It will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the philosophical thought of this rich and formative period.
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Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188065

Category: History

Page: 264

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"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--
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Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Author: David Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521761301

Category: History

Page: 299

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The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions. He provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to Old Stoic treatments; and, in the contemporary period, from World War II to the present. Examination of the nature of pleasure in ancient philosophy largely occurred within ethical contexts but in the contemporary period has, to a greater extent, been pursued within philosophy of mind and psychology. This divergence reflects the dominant philosophical preoccupations of the times. But Professor Wolfsdorf argues that the various treatments are complementary. Indeed, the Greeks' examinations of pleasure were incisive and their debates vigorous, and their results have enduring value for contemporary discussion.
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