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Philosophy in the ancient world : an introduction

Author: James A Arieti
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction is an intellectual history of the ancient world from the eighth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E. - from Homer to Boethius. James A. Arieti describes and evaluates ancient thought in its cultural setting, showing how it affected and was affected by that setting."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Arieti
ISBN: 074253328X 9780742533288 0742533298 9780742533295
OCLC Number: 58524775
Description: xxiii, 386 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A world ready for philosophy --
Ch. 2. Philosophy begins --
Ch. 3. Philosophy moves to Italy --
Ch. 4. The turn of the fifth century : Heraclitus and Parmenides --
Ch. 5. The Persian wars and their aftermath : sophistry and rhetoric --
Ch. 6. Medicine, tragedy, history --
Ch. 7. Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and Democritus --
Ch. 8. The Peloponnesian war : Socrates, Thucydides, Euripides --
Ch. 9. Rhetoric and the philosophers --
Ch. 10. Plato --
Ch. 11. Aristotle --
Ch. 12. The world of the third century --
Ch. 13. Epicureanism --
Ch. 14. Stoicism --
Ch. 15. Rome and Cicero --
Ch. 16. Greek philosophy finds the Bible and the Bible finds Greek philosophy --
Ch. 17. The war for the ancient soul --
Ch. 18. Philosophy at the end of antiquity.
Responsibility: James A. Arieti ; with illustrations by David M. Gibson.
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A clear, engaging, and insightful presentation of the thinkers and ideas that shaped the foundations of philosophical inquiry. -- Steven M. Cahn ... an admirable introduction to Greek philosophy Read more...

 
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