Summary: Classical Philosophy introduces readers to several of the essential philosophical questions raised by the Greek and Roman philosophers of classical antiquity. Featuring a thematic--as opposed to chronological--structure, this Oxford Reader focuses on philosophical problems and ideas rather than on historical circumstances. A general introduction places philosophers and schools within their historical context. Selections from the writings of ancient philosopher
s--some new translations--are interspersed with Terence Irwin's incisive commentary and at times with brief contributions from modern philosophers. Topics covered include natural philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, the soul, free will, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and religious belief.
Summary: Classical Philosophy introduces readers to several of the essential philosophical questions raised by the Greek and Roman philosophers of classical antiquity. Featuring a thematic--as opposed to chronological--structure, this Oxford Reader focuses on philosophical problems and ideas rather than on historical circumstances. A general introduction places philosophers and schools within their historical context. Selections from the writings of ancient philosophers--some new translations--are interspersed with Terence Irwin's incisive commentary and at times with brief contributions from modern philosophers. Topics covered include natural philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, the soul, free will, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and religious belief.
Edition/Copyright:99 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Year Published: 1999 International: No
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Irwin, Terence (Ed.) : Cornell University
Terence Irwin is Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. His books include Plato's Ethics (1995), Aristotle's First Principles (1988), Classical Thought (1988), and editions of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Plato's Gorgias.
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I. Introduction II. Nature, Change, and Cause: Natural Philosophy before Plato III. Origins of Skepticism: Knowledge and Belief in Early Greek Philosophy IV. Knowledge and Belief: From Socrates to Skepticism V. Knowledge, Belief and Forms: Socrates and Plato VI. Form and Matter: Aristotle and Stoicism VII. Knowledge and Belief: Answers to Skepticism VIII. Soul and Body IX. Free Will X. Good, Pleasure, and Happiness XI. Knowledge and Desire in Virtue XII. The Good of Others XIII. Virtue and Happiness XIV. Political Theory XV. Philosophy and Theology.
Further Reading Source Acknowledgments Index of Authors and Texts General Index
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