Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
This comprehensive and clearly presented survey of the history of Western philosophy covers all the major philosophers, from Thales to Augustine, within the context of the periods in which they lived. Historical, cultural, and philosophical influences are all considered. The central tenets of each philosopher or school are explained, including important historical uncertainties and scholarly disagreements.
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Change Stability and Permanence Heraclitus and the Eleatics
Reconcilation of Eleaticism and Experience The Pluralists and Atomists
Plato Metaphysics and Theology
Plato Theory of Knowledge
Aristotle Ethics and Politics
Hellenistic Cultural Background
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