The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy

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Keimpe Algra
Cambridge University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 916 pages
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A full account of the philosophy of the Greek and Roman worlds from the last days of Aristotle (c.320 BC) until 100 BC. Hellenistic philosophy, for long relatively neglected and unappreciated, has over the last decade been the object of a considerable amount of scholarly attention. Now available in paperback, this 1999 volume is a general reference work which pulls the subject together and presents an overview. The History is organised by subject, rather than chronologically or by philosophical school, with sections on logic, epistemology, physics and metaphysics, ethics and politics. It has been written by specialists but is intended to be a source of reference for any student of ancient philosophy, for students of classical antiquity and for students of the philosophy of later periods. Greek and Latin are used sparingly and always translated in the main text.
  

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Contents

Sources
3
Introduction
5
Chronology
31
Organization and structure of the philosophical schools
55
fry JONATHAN BARNES Professor of Ancient Philosophy Universityof
65
5 Logic
77
Language
152
fry DIRK M ScHENKEVELDProfessorEmeritusofAncientGreek
177
Determinism and indeterminism
513
Epicurean psychology
542
Stoic psychology
560
Philosophy science and medicine
585
The Socratic legacy
617
Epicurean ethics
642
Stoic ethics
675
v1 Values actions and choice
690

EPISTEMOLOGY
229
Epicurean epistemology
260
Academic epistemology
323
PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS
355
Cosmology
412
Theology
452
Explanation and causation
479
Social and political thought
739
Epilogue
771
Synopsis of principal events
798
Editions of sources andfragments
805
List of abbreviations
820
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Keimpe Algra is Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

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