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Stoics, Epicureans, and sceptics : an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy

Author: R W Sharples
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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The Hellenistic philosophers and schools of philosophy are emerging from the shadow of Plato and Aristotle and are increasingly studied for their intrinsic philosophical value. They are not only interesting in their own right, but also form the intellectual background of the late Roman Republic. This study gives a comprehensive and readable account of the principal doctrines of the Stoics, Epicureans and various  Read more...
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Named Person: Epicurus.; Epicurus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R W Sharples
ISBN: 0415110343 9780415110341 0415110351 9780415110358
OCLC Number: 33668243
Description: xiv, 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Hellenistic philosophy: aims, context, personalities, sources --
2. How do we know anything? --
3. What is reality? --
4. What are we? --
5. How can I be happy? --
6. What about other people? --
7. Epilogue.
Responsibility: R.W. Sharples.
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