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What is ancient philosophy?

Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work revises our view of ancient philosophy -- and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Hadot shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all strove to transform the individual's mode of perceiving and being in the world. For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. Hadot asks us to  Read more...
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Hadot, Pierre.
What is ancient philosophy?
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606753550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Hadot
ISBN: 0674007336 9780674007338 0674013735 9780674013735
OCLC Number: 48857664
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xii, 362 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Philosophy before philosophy --
The inception of the idea of "doing philosophy" --
The figure of Socrates --
The definition of "philosopher" in Plato's Symposium --
Plato and the Academy --
Aristotle and his school --
The Hellenistic schools --
Philosophical schools in the Imperial period --
Philosophy and philosophical discourse --
Christianity as a revealed philosophy --
Eclipses and recurrences of the ancient concept of philosophy --
Questions and perspectives.
Other Titles: Qu'est-ce que la philosophie antique?
Responsibility: Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase.

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First published in France in 1995, Hadot's overview of ancient philosophy...is quite possibly one of the best one-volume works on the subject to have appeared in English in a very long time, not only Read more...

 
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