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The heirs of Plato : a study of the Old Academy, 347-274 B.C.

Author: John M Dillon
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Lucid and accessible, John Dillon's book offers an introductory chapter on Plato's followers in the first 70 years after his death, generally known as the 'Old Academy', and a summary of Plato's philosophical heritage before looking at each of the school heads and other chief characters.
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Dillon, John M.
Heirs of Plato.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002035577
(OCoLC)50761355
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Dillon
ISBN: 1423788745 9781423788744 9780198237662 0198237669
OCLC Number: 70296491
Description: 1 online resource (x, 252 pages)
Contents: The riddle of academy --
Speusippus and the search for an adequate system of principles --
Xenocrates and the systematization of platonism --
Polemo, champion of ethical praxis --
Minor figures : Philippus of Opus, Hermodorus of Syracuse, Heraclides of Pontus, Crantor of Soli --
Epilogue : Arcesilaus and the turn to scepticism.
Responsibility: John Dillon.

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A study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years after his death in 347 BC. This lucid book provides an introductory chapter on the school itself,  Read more...

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...an extremely interesting volume, which shows the breadth of Academic contributions to the developmentof later Platonism and Hellenistic philosophy. * Mauro Bonazzi, Journal of Hellenic Studies * Read more...

 
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