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Lucretius as theorist of political life

Author: John Colman
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Recovering political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The book examines Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human and political implications of the discovery of nature.

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Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Colman
ISBN: 9781137292315 1137292318
OCLC Number: 796757129
Description: x, 173 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : designing and turbulent Epicureans --
The proem to Book I : philosophy and the city --
The discovery of nature and the problem of the infinite and eternal --
Philosophic resignation : living beyond hope and fear --
O' mortal, o' fool, o' criminal, o' Memmius --
Gods of the philosophers and gods of the city --
Conclusion : the modern reversal.
Series Title: Recovering political philosophy.
Responsibility: John Colman.
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