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Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault

Author: Pierre Hadot; Arnold I Davidson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and an account of the different conceptions of philosophy that have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Former Course Reserve reading
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Hadot; Arnold I Davidson
ISBN: 0631180338 9780631180333 063118032X 9780631180326
OCLC Number: 30813939
Description: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Forms of life and forms of discourse in ancient philosophy --
Philosophy, exegesis, and creative mistakes --
Spiritual exercises --
Ancient spiritual exercises and "Christian philosophy" --
The figure of Socrates --
Marcus Aurelius --
Reflections on the idea of the "cultivation of the self" --
"Only the present is our happiness" : the value of the present instant in Goethe and in ancient philosophy --
The view from above --
The sage and the world --
Philosophy as a way of life.
Other Titles: Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique.
Responsibility: Pierre Hadot ; edited with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Michael Chase.

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