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What is ancient philosophy?

Author: Pierre Hadot; Michael Chase
Publisher: Cambridge, MA Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. Harvard Univ. Press pbk edView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Hadot; Michael Chase
ISBN: 0674007336 9780674007338 0674013735 9780674013735
OCLC Number: 830753416
Notes: Orig. publ.: Gallimard, 1995
Transl. from the French
Description: XII, 362 Seiten 20 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Translator's Note Introduction I. The Platonic Definition of "Philosopher" and Its Antecedents 1. Philosophy before Philosophy 2. The Inception of the Idea of "Doing Philosophy" 3. The Figure of Socrates 4. The Definition of "Philosopher" in Plato's Symposium II. Philosophy as a Way of Life 5. Plato and the Academy 6. Aristotle and His School 7. The Hellenistic Schools 8. Philosophical Schools in the Imperial Period 9. Philosophy and Philosophical Discourse III. Interruption and Continuity: The Middle Ages and Modern Times 10. Christianity as a Revealed Philosophy 11. Eclipses and Recurrences of the Ancient Concept of Philosophy 12. Questions and Perspectives Notes Quotations of Ancient Texts Selected Bibliography Chronology Index
Other Titles: Qu'est-ce que la philosophie antique?
Responsibility: Pierre Hadot. Transl. by Michael Chase

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