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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:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; 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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