The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

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Christopher Shields
Wiley, Feb 7, 2003 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity.
  • Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers.
  • Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists.
  • Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.

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That Ancient Philosophy is a separate category from Philosophy General. That Plato is easier than Aristotle, that the pre-Socratics like Parmenides were exploring basic metaphysical questions, that philosophy is demanding and not soft as a Discipline. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Christopher Shields is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author of Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle (1999).

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