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Introduction to Greek philosophy

Author: David Roochnik; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2002.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor Roochnik delivers lectures on ancient Greek philosophy, beginning with the work of Thales of Miletus and ending with the achievements of Aristotle. He examines the influence of the Greeks on modern Western philosophy, as well as the philosophical value of their work.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Roochnik; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565853520 9781565853522 9791565853521
OCLC Number: 49245250
Notes: Compact disc.
Each of the two containers contains six compact discs (2 lectures per disc) and 1 course guide.
Performer(s): David Roochnik, lecturer.
Description: 12 audio discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Contents: pt. I: A dialectical approach to Greek philosophy --
From myth to philosophy: Hesiod and Thales --
The Milesians and the quest for being --
The great intrusion: Heraclitus --
Parmenides: the champion of being --
Reconciling Heraclitus and Parmenides --
The Sophists: Protagoras, the first "humanist" --
Socrates --
An introduction to Plato's dialogues --
Plato versus the Sophists, I --
Plato versus the Sophists, II --
Plato's forms, I --
pt. II. Plato's forms, II --
Plato versus the Presocratics --
The republic: the political implications of the forms --
Final reflections on Plato --
Aristotle: "The" philosopher --
Aristotle's Physics: what is nature? --
Aristotle's Physics: the four causes --
Why plants have souls --
Aristotle's hierarchical cosmos --
Aristotle's teleological Politics --
Aristotle's teleological Ethics --
The philosophical life.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: David Roochnik.

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Professor Roochnik delivers lectures on ancient Greek philosophy, beginning with the work of Thales of Miletus and ending with the achievements of Aristotle. He examines the influence of the Greeks on modern Western philosophy, as well as the philosophical value of their work.

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