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What Would Socrates Do?: Self-Examination, Civic Engagement, and the ...

Joel Alden Schlosser - Political Science - 2014
Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo ...
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Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times

Joshua Mitchell - Political Science - 2009 - 224 pages
This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central ...
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How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

Quintus Tullius Cicero - Political Science - 2012 - 128 pages
How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator ...
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A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Yelena Baraz - Philosophy - 2012 - 272 pages
In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was ...
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Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to ...

John M. Cooper - Philosophy - 2012 - 456 pages
This is a major reinterpretation of ancient philosophy that recovers the long Greek and Roman tradition of philosophy as a complete way of life--and not simply an intellectual ...
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How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders

Marcus Tullius Cicero - History - 2013 - 132 pages
Collects the Roman statesman's thoughts on leadership, the balance of power, and other topical political issues that maintain relevance today, in a work featuring new ...
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The Open Society and Its Enemies

Karl Raimund Popper - Philosophy - 2013 - 755 pages
One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack ...
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The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics

Martha C. Nussbaum - Philosophy - 2013 - 584 pages
The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human ...
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Bringing the Passions Back In: The Emotions in Political Philosophy

Rebecca Kingston, Leonard Ferry - Political Science - 2008 - 272 pages
The rationalist ideal has been met with cynicism in progressive circles for undermining the role of emotion and passion in the public realm. By exploring the social and ...
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Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics"

Gabriel Richardson Lear - Philosophy - 2009 - 256 pages
Gabriel Richardson Lear presents a bold new approach to one of the enduring debates about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: the controversy about whether it coherently argues ...
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