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Published by The Newman press in Westminster, Maryland .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy, Ancient.

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Edition Notes

Statementby A. H. Armstrong.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 241 p.
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17968662M

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Introduction to Ancient Philosophy Paperback – April 1, by Don Marietta Jr. (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsCited by: 4.   Introduction to Ancient Philosophy book. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy. DOI link for Introduction to Ancient Philosophy. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy book. By Don Marietta, Jr. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 1 July Pub. 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 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. 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).

Introduction to Ancient Philosophy book. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy. DOI link for Introduction to Ancient Philosophy. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy book. By Don Marietta, Jr. 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.