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Preface to Plato

Eric A. HAVELOCK - Literary Criticism - 1963 - 328 pages
Plato's frontal attack on poetry has always been a problem for sympathetic students, who have often minimized or avoided it. Beginning with the premise that the attack must be ...
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The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and ..., Part 2

Martha C. Nussbaum - Philosophy - 2001 - 544 pages
This book is a study of ancient views about "moral luck." It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable ...
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Black Athena: The linguistic evidence

Martin Bernal - History - 1987 - 807 pages
This long-awaited third and final volume of the series is concerned with the linguistic evidence that contradicts the Aryan Model of ancient Greece. Bernal shows how nearly 40 ...
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Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher

Gregory Vlastos - Philosophy - 1991 - 334 pages
Horace's first three books of odes are universally acknowledged to be masterpieces. His fourth, which appeared ten years later, continues to be relatively neglected. The ...
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Autonomous Agents : From Self-Control to Autonomy: From Self-Control to Autonomy

Alfred R. Mele Professor of Philosophy Davidson College - Philosophy - 1995 - 288 pages
This book addresses two related topics: self-control and individual autonomy. In approaching these issues, Mele develops a conception of an ideally self-controlled person, and ...
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Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550-1750

Jean-Christophe Agnew - History - 1988 - 280 pages
Worlds Apart traces the history of our concepts of the marketplace and the theater and the ways in which these concepts are bound together. Focusing on Britain and America in ...
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History and Social Theory

Peter Burke - Social Science - 2005 - 224 pages
What is the use of social theory to historians, and of history to social theorists? In clear and energetic prose, a pre–eminent cultural historian here offers a far–reaching ...
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The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

James Hillman - Psychology - 1996 - 334 pages
Offers a fresh and imaginative way of looking at the importance of our lives ; not only a new way of seeing, but a way to resurrect the unaccountable and thereby what has been ...
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