Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction
Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction--an intellectual history of the ancient world from the eighth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E., from Homer to Boethius--describes and evaluates ancient thought in its cultural setting, showing how it affected and was affected by that setting. The greatest philosophers (Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine) and cultural figures (Homer, Euripides, Thucydides, Archimedes) and a number of lesser ones (Hesiod, Posidonius, Basil) receive careful description and evaluation. Philosophy in the Ancient World is ideally suited as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy and the History of Philosophy in the West.
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WHY ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
QUALITIES OF THE GREEK MIND CONDUCIVE TO PHILOSOPHY
BEFORE PHILOSOPHY HOMER AND HESIOD
WHY HOMER AND HESIOD ARE NOT PHILOSOPHY
OTHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE BIRTH OF PHILOSOPHY
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HOW AND WHERE PHILOSOPHY BEGAN
THE BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY
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