Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 24, 2018 - Philosophers, Ancient - 646 pages
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers By Diogenes Laërtius Very little is known about Diogenes Laertius, despite the fact he wrote some of the most influential accounts of the lives of the West's best known philosophers. His mention of Sextus Empiricus means he lived after the 3rd century A.D., while Sopater quoted him in the 6th century. For that reason, historians believe he lived in the middle of the 4th century. In the ancient manuscripts of his work, he is invariably referred to as "Laertius Diogenes," thus giving the author his name. It's unclear what the origin of his name is either, but his Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers was written in Greek and professes to give an account of the lives and sayings of the Greek philosophers. The Lives has been one of the chief accounts of the philosophers' lives, partly because other documents no longer exist, leaving Laertius as one of the few comprehensive accounts available. Even still, it's not clear that Laertius' entire work survived the Middle Ages; 14th century discussions of his work suggest there was a lot more than currently exists today. Regardless, the Lives are one of the best ways for today's readers to understand the lives of famous ancient philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, and over 70 others. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience. lives of the eminent philosophers, lives of the eminent philosophers by diogenes laertius, lives of the eminent philosophers pdf, lives of eminent philosophers loeb, diogenes lives of eminent philosophers pdf

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