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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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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Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

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

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781624663529

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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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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Trump and Political Philosophy

Leadership, Statesmanship, and Tyranny

Author: Angel Jaramillo Torres,Marc Benjamin Sable

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319744453

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This book aims to recover from ancient and modern thinkers valuable arguments about statesmanship, leadership, and tyranny which illuminate reassessments of political science and practice after the election of Donald Trump. Like almost everyone else, contemporary political scientists were blind-sided by the rise of Trump. No one expected a candidate to win who repeatedly violated both political norms and the conventional wisdom about campaign best practices. Yet many of the puzzles that Trump’s rise presents have been examined by the great political philosophers of the past. For example, it would come as no surprise to Plato that by its very emphasis on popularity, democracy creates the potential for tyranny via demagoguery. And, perhaps no problem is more alien to empirical political science than asking if statesmanship entails virtue or if so, in what that virtue consists: This is a theme treated by Plato, Aristotle, and Machiavelli, among others. Covering a range of thinkers such as Confucius, Plutarch, Kant, Tocqueville, and Deleuze, the essays in this book then seek to place the rise of Trump and the nature of his political authority within a broader institutional context than is possible for mainstream political science.
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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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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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