introduction to ancient philosophy

by A. H. Armstrong

Publisher: Beacon Press in Boston

Written in English
Published: Pages: 242 Downloads: 735
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Statementby A.H. Armstrong.
SeriesBeacon paperback -- 149.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 242 p.
Number of Pages242
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Open LibraryOL18197320M

  His books include Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle (), Ancient Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, ), and (with Robert Pasnau) The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (). He served as editor of The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (), and The Oxford Handbook on Aristotle ().Author: Christopher Shields. > Question: What's the best introduction to philosophy? Details: So, basically, I see philosophical terms in the reviews In the book, television and movies reviews I read. There's one thing most of these reviews seem to have, it's a term like exi. C.A.E. Luschnig's An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study. The second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st /5(12). An introduction to ancient philosophy. [A H Armstrong] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.

The complexity of your question is entailed in the contrast of the two words, "best" and "introductory." The "best" book on Greek Philosophy was written by GWF Hegel, namely, "History of Philosophy" (), volume one, on the Greeks. (I say it is. OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: chart ; 21 cm.. Contents: I. The beginnings of Greek philosophy --Milesians and Italians later Pre-Socratics Sophists and Socrates (1): Life and Writings --The forms and the soul --V. Plato(2): Structure of the world of forms --Making of the visible world --Theology --VI.. Plato (3): Moral and political teaching --V. "Curd and McKirahan's A Presocratics Reader is by far the best sourcebook for the Presocratics I've ever used in forty years of teaching ancient philosophy. Pieces I used to have to translate myself, such as the Dissoi Logoi, and Gorgias' Encomium of Helen, are included in the text, in much more skilled enlarged 2nd edition made a good book better.". Department of Philosophy. 77, Learners. University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be /5().

The beginnings of Greek philosophy: Milesians and Italians --The later pre-Socratics --The Sophists and Socrates --Plato (1): life and writings: the Forms and the soul --Plato (2): structure of the world of Forms: making of the visible world: theology --Plato (3): moral and political teaching - . In part one of this course, we saw how philosophy emerged along with the beginnings of Ancient Science among the greek colonies in Ionia, over 25 hundred years ago. And we got a good sample of the range and power of philosophy in the works of Plato, the brilliant Athenian writer of .   A clear and engaging introduction to ancient Greek philosophy. Tells the story of the first philosophers in the West, from Thales to Aristotle. Has a strong sense of narrative drive. Treats the history of ancient Greek philosophy dialectically, as a conversation in which each thinker responds to and moves beyond his : David Roochnik. Parmenides of Elea formulated a powerful objection to all these proposals, while later Greek theorists (such as Anaxagoras and the atomist Democritus) attempted to answer that objection.

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An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (Littlefield, Adams Quality Paperback) 3rd Edition by A. Armstrong (Author)Cited by: This one, on Ancient Philosophy, is written by Julia Annas, who also wrote the Very Short Introduction book on Plato.

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location New York. Imprint by: 4. Book Description. This survey of the history of Western philosophy, from Thales to Augustine, introduces the central tenets of each philosopher or school within the cultural and historical aspect of the particular time.

Topics covered include metaphysics, ethics and politics, and Epicureanism. In terms of its structure, Ancient Philosophy is presented so that each philosophical position receives: (1) a brief introduction, (2) a sympathetic review of its principal motivations and primary supporting arguments, and (3) a short assessment, inviting readers to evaluate its plausibility.

The result is a book that brings the ancient arguments to life, making the introduction truly contemporary.5/5(4). Introduction to Ancient Philosophy.

Don E. Marietta, Jr. This survey of the history of Western philosophy, from Thales to Augustine, introduces the central tenets of each philosopher or school within the cultural and historical aspect of the particular time. Topics covered include metaphysics, ethics and politics, and Epicureanism.5/5(1).

The first two chapters describe the nature of philosophy and the place of logic and concepts like ‘truth’, while subsequent chapters focus on two key periods in the history of philosophy (Ancient Greece and Early Modernity), and core themes in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, love, happiness, metaethics, and the question of social justice in political philosophy/5(2).

In the introduction to the introduction to ancient philosophy book, Nagel writes, “There isn’t much you can assume or take for granted. So philosophy is a somewhat dizzying activity, and few of its results go unchallenged for long.”. This one, on Ancient Philosophy, is written by Julia Annas, who also wrote the Very Short Introduction book on Plato.

This is a good general introduction to Ancient Philosophy. introduction to ancient philosophy book To my mind, it spent too much time off topic for such a short book - there was discussion on more general matters, and some topics not related to Ancient Philosophy as such/5(25).

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Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 1 July Pub. location New York. Imprint Routledge. Getting away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book aims to give readers a sense of the The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which the notes of discussion and argument constantly resound/5.

The philosophy of Ancient Greece provides the background of Western ethical thought and politics. In this approachable introduction, Hugh Griffith, a leading translator of Plato, covers the main ground from the Pre-Socratics through Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and the Epicureans/5.

This book introduces ancient debates, engaging us with the ancient developments of their themes. Moving away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of great thinkers, the book gives readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.

An introduction to ancient philosophy by A. Armstrong; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Ancient Philosophy, Christian Alexandrian school, History. In this re-titled and substantially revised update of his Classical Philosophy (), Christopher Shields expands his coverage to include the Hellenistic era, and now offers an introduction to more than 1, years of ancient philosophy.

From Thales and other Pre-Socratics through Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and on to Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, Ancient/5.

This one, on Ancient Philosophy, is written by Julia Annas, who also wrote the Very Short Introduction book on Plato. This is a good general introduction to Ancient Philosophy. To my mind, it spent too much time off topic for such a short book - there was discussion on more general matters, and some topics not related to Ancient Philosophy as such/5(18).

In terms of its structure, Ancient Philosophy is presented so that each philosophical position receives: (1) a brief introduction, (2) a sympathetic review of its principal motivations and primary supporting arguments, and (3) a short assessment, inviting readers to evaluate its plausibility.

The result is a book that brings the ancient Cited by: 2. Book Description. In this re-titled and substantially revised update of his Classical Philosophy (), Christopher Shields expands his coverage to include the Hellenistic era, and now offers an introduction to more than 1, years of ancient philosophy.

From Thales and other Pre-Socratics through Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and on to Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, Ancient. The Dialogues (Gorgias, Meno, Theatetus, Sophist, Symposium, Phaedrus, Timaeus, The Republic) – Plato.

“Plato, the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece, was born in Athens in or B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a character in many of his dialogues. He attended Socrates’ trial and that. An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy unlocks the mystery of ancient Chinese philosophy and unravels the complexity of Chinese Buddhism by placing them in the contemporary context of discourse.

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This book exemplifies how modern living tries to use wisdom from Greek philosophy to build general rules of life. From Epicurus' concept of simple happiness to Aristotle's concepts of seeking knowledge, these ideas are melded to make them timeless.

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Ancient and Modern Philosophy If you are interested in knowing more about nature, reality, existence, behaviors and everything philosophy, the philosophy genre will leave you blown away.

The collection contains modern philosophy books that shed more light on various everyday concepts that you are seeking to gain deeper knowledge about. There's also nothing distinctively western about it, but there is a different, more restricted way of using the term philosophy that does have its roots in the thinkers of ancient Greece, and that is in fact the source of our English term philosophy.

That term comes from the ancient Greek term philosophia, which means literally love, philo, of. OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 23 cm: Contents: The Beginning of greek philosophy. Milesians and Italians --The Later Pre-Socratics --The Sopistys Socrates and Writing, the Forms and Soul --Plato Structure of the World ofForms: Making of the Cisible World Theology --Plato Moral and Political Teaching and Works.

the Academy AFter Plato's Death. Pathways to Philosophy introductory book list. Here is a selection of just few of the many books available for the student starting out in philosophy.

Depending on one's taste or natural ability, any one of these would be suitable for someone who had never encountered a philosophy book before.In his engaging book, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient.

Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform our selves and live,/5.Feminism and Ancient Philosophy (London: Routledge, ) provides a feminist critique while Robert S.

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