A History of Ancient Philosophy : From the Beginning to Augustine.

By: Johansen, Karsten FriisContributor(s): Rosenmeir, HenrikPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 1999Copyright date: ©1999Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (727 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203979808Subject(s): Philosophy, Ancient -- History.;PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A History of Ancient Philosophy : From the Beginning to AugustineDDC classification: 180 LOC classification: B115.D36 -- F7513 1998ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- THE EVIDENCE -- PART I PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHY -- 1 MYTH, POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY -- 2 IONIAN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY -- 3 HERACLITUS -- 4 THE PYTHAGOREANS -- 5 THE ELEATICS -- XENOPHANES -- PARMENIDES -- ZENO -- MELISSUS -- 6 POST-PARMENIDEAN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY -- EMPEDOCLES -- ANAXAGORAS -- THE ATOMISTS -- 7 MEDICAL SCIENCE -- PART II THE GREAT CENTURY OF ATHENS -- 8 PERICLES' ATHENS -- 9 TRAGEDY AND VIEW OF HISTORY -- 10 THE SOPHISTS -- PROTAGORAS -- GORGIAS -- THEORIES OF LANGUAGE -- LATER SOCIAL THEORIES -- 11 SOCRATES -- ARISTOPHANES' SOCRATES -- XENOPHON'S SOCRATES -- PLATO'S SOCRATES -- OTHER SOCRATICS. ARISTOTLE'S SOCRATES -- PART III PLATO -- 12 LIFE, WORKS AND POSITION -- WORKS -- THE DIALOGUE FORM -- MYTHS -- PLATO'S PHILOSOPHICAL VISION -- 13 WHAT IS VIRTUE? CAN VIRTUE BE TAUGHT? -- THE PROTAGORAS, GORGIAS AND MENO -- 14 IDEA AND MAN -- THE 'CLASSICAL' DOCTRINE OF IDEAS -- LOGOS AND ERōS: THE PHAEDO, SYMPOSIUM, PHAEDRUS AND CRATYLUS -- 15 THE GOOD CONSTITUTION OF STATE AND MAN -- THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE: BOOKS I-V -- 'THE STATE IN HEAVEN' AND THE DECLINE OF THE STATE: BOOKS V-X -- 16 THE LATE DIALOGUES: KNOWLEDGE AND BEING -- THE PARMENIDES -- THE THEAETETUS -- THE SOPHIST -- 17 THE LATE DIALOGUES: NATURE, MAN AND SOCIETY -- THE TIMAEUS AND CRITIAS -- THE PHILEBUS -- THE LAWS -- 18 PLATO AND THE EARLY ACADEMY -- THE SEVENTH LETTER -- THE 'UNWRITTEN DOCTRINES' -- SPEUSIPPUS AND XENOCRATES -- PART IV ARISTOTLE -- 19 LIFE, WORKS AND POSITION -- WORKS -- THE COPERNICAN TURNING POINT -- PRINCIPLES AND METHODS -- FORMAL CONCEPTS AND PLURALISM -- 20 LOGIC AND THEORY OF SCIENCE -- THE CATEGORIES AND DE INTERPRETATIONE -- THE ANALYTICS -- THEORY OF ARGUMENTATION -- 21 NATURAL PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY -- THE PHYSICS.
COSMOLOGY AND THEORY OF ELEMENTS -- DYNAMICS -- BIOLOGY -- PSYCHOLOGY -- 22 METAPHYSICS AND THEOLOGY -- WHAT IS 'BEING'? -- WHAT IS 'SUBSTANCE'? -- THEOLOGY -- 23 ETHICS AND POLITICS -- WHAT IS HAPPINESS? -- THE PRACTICAL LIFE -- THE THEORETICAL LIFE-AND MAN'S DOUBLE IDENTITY -- POLITICS -- 24 RHETORIC AND POETICS -- RHETORIC -- POETICS -- 25 THE EARLY PERIPATETICS -- PART V HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY -- 26 SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY -- MATHEMATICS -- ASTRONOMY -- MEDICINE -- TECHNOLOGY -- PHILOSOPHY -- 27 EPICURUS -- EPISTEMOLOGY -- PHYSICS -- ETHICS -- LATER EPICUREANISM -- 28 EARLY STOICISM -- EPISTEMOLOGY, SEMANTICS AND LOGIC -- PHYSICS AND THEOLOGY -- ETHICS -- 29 SCEPTICISM -- ACADEMIC SCEPTICISM -- THE 'PYRRHONIAN' REACTION -- 30 GREECE AND ROME -- MIDDLE STOICISM -- CICERO -- PART VI LATE ANTIQUITY -- 31 IMPERIAL ROME -- LATE STOICISM -- SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY: PLATONIC, PYTHAGOREAN AND ARISTOTELIAN TRENDS -- PLUTARCH -- PHILO -- GNOSTICISM -- NUMENIUS -- 32 PLOTINUS -- PLOTINUS ON PRINCIPLES -- THE THREE HYPOSTASES -- MAN -- 33 LATE NEOPLATONISM -- PORPHYRY, IAMBLICHUS AND PROCLUS -- THE AFTERMATH -- 34 EARLY CHRISTIAN THOUGHT -- ANTI-CHRISTIAN POLEMICS -- CHRISTIANITY AND PHILOSOPHY -- JUSTIN MARTYR AND CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA -- ORIGEN -- THE CHRISTOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES -- EARLY BYZANTINE THEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- 35 AUGUSTINE -- WORKS -- AUGUSTINE'S BREAKTHROUGH -- KNOWLEDGE OF GOD -- MAN-KNOWLEDGE AND WILL -- GOD AND MAN: CREATION, PROVIDENCE AND FREEDOM -- THE TRACES OF GOD -- ABBREVIATIONS GENERAL -- INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS AND TEXTS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- A BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- B ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DICTIONARIES, TERMINOLOGY -- C GENERAL HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF IDEAS -- D SPECIAL SUBJECTS (INCLUDING HISTORY OF SCIENCE) -- Science and mathematics -- See also Chapter 26 -- E BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS.
Part I: Presocratic philosophy -- I, 1: Myth, poetry and philosophy -- I, 2. Ionian natural philosophy -- I, 3. Heraclitus -- I, 4. The Pythagoreans -- I, 5. The Eleatics -- I, 6. Post-Parmenidean natural philosophy -- I, 7. Medical science -- Part II: the great century of Athens -- II, 9. Tragedy and view of history -- II, 10. The Sophists -- II, 11. Socrates -- Part III: Plato -- III, 12. Life, works and position -- III, 13. What is virtue? Can virtue be taught? -- III, 14. Idea and man -- See also Chapter 12 -- III, 15. The good constitution of state and man -- III, 16. The later dialogues: knowledge and being -- III, 17. The later dialogues: nature, man and society -- III, 18. Plato and the early Academy -- Part IV: Aristotle -- IV, 1. Life, works and position -- IV, 20. Logic and theory of science -- IV, 21. Natural philosophy and psychology -- IV, 22. Metaphysics and theology -- IV, 23. Ethics and politics -- IV, 24. Rhetoric and poetics -- IV, 25. The early Peripatetics -- Part V: Hellenistic philosophy -- V, 26. Science and philosophy -- See also section D, Science and mathematics -- V, 27. Epicurus -- See also section I, 6. -- V, 28. Early Stoicism -- V, 29. Scepticism -- V, 30. Greece and Rome -- Part VI: Late antiquity -- VI, 31. Imperial Rome -- VI, 32. Plotinus -- Including Neoplatonism in general -- VI, 33. Late Neoplatonism -- VI, 34. Early Christian thought -- VI, 35. Augustine -- INDEX.
Summary: Translated by Henrik Rosenmeier, A History of Ancient Philosophy charts the origins and development of ancient philosophical thought. For easy reference, the book is divided chronologically into six main parts. The sections are further divided into philosophers and philosophical movements: *Pre-Socratic Philosophy, including mythology, the Pythagoreans and Parmenides *The Great Century of Athens, including the Sophists and Socrates *Plato, including The Republic, The Symposium and The Timaeus *Aristotle, including The Physics, The Metaphysics and The Poetics *Hellenistic Philosophy, including the Sceptics, the Stoics, the Epicureans and Cicero *Late Antiquity, including Neoplatonism, Origen and St Augustine. This comprehensive and meticulously documented book is structured to make ancient philosophical thought and ancient thinkers accessible. It contains: *full references to primary sources *detailed interpretations of key philosophical passages, including surveys of previous philosophical readings *an overview of the development of ancient philosophical thought *discussions of the relationships between philosophers and their ideas *analyses of key philosophical concepts and ideologies including ontology, epistemology, logic, semantics, moral and political philosophy, theology and aesthetics *explanations of Greek philosophical terminology.
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BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- THE EVIDENCE -- PART I PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHY -- 1 MYTH, POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY -- 2 IONIAN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY -- 3 HERACLITUS -- 4 THE PYTHAGOREANS -- 5 THE ELEATICS -- XENOPHANES -- PARMENIDES -- ZENO -- MELISSUS -- 6 POST-PARMENIDEAN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY -- EMPEDOCLES -- ANAXAGORAS -- THE ATOMISTS -- 7 MEDICAL SCIENCE -- PART II THE GREAT CENTURY OF ATHENS -- 8 PERICLES' ATHENS -- 9 TRAGEDY AND VIEW OF HISTORY -- 10 THE SOPHISTS -- PROTAGORAS -- GORGIAS -- THEORIES OF LANGUAGE -- LATER SOCIAL THEORIES -- 11 SOCRATES -- ARISTOPHANES' SOCRATES -- XENOPHON'S SOCRATES -- PLATO'S SOCRATES -- OTHER SOCRATICS. ARISTOTLE'S SOCRATES -- PART III PLATO -- 12 LIFE, WORKS AND POSITION -- WORKS -- THE DIALOGUE FORM -- MYTHS -- PLATO'S PHILOSOPHICAL VISION -- 13 WHAT IS VIRTUE? CAN VIRTUE BE TAUGHT? -- THE PROTAGORAS, GORGIAS AND MENO -- 14 IDEA AND MAN -- THE 'CLASSICAL' DOCTRINE OF IDEAS -- LOGOS AND ERōS: THE PHAEDO, SYMPOSIUM, PHAEDRUS AND CRATYLUS -- 15 THE GOOD CONSTITUTION OF STATE AND MAN -- THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE: BOOKS I-V -- 'THE STATE IN HEAVEN' AND THE DECLINE OF THE STATE: BOOKS V-X -- 16 THE LATE DIALOGUES: KNOWLEDGE AND BEING -- THE PARMENIDES -- THE THEAETETUS -- THE SOPHIST -- 17 THE LATE DIALOGUES: NATURE, MAN AND SOCIETY -- THE TIMAEUS AND CRITIAS -- THE PHILEBUS -- THE LAWS -- 18 PLATO AND THE EARLY ACADEMY -- THE SEVENTH LETTER -- THE 'UNWRITTEN DOCTRINES' -- SPEUSIPPUS AND XENOCRATES -- PART IV ARISTOTLE -- 19 LIFE, WORKS AND POSITION -- WORKS -- THE COPERNICAN TURNING POINT -- PRINCIPLES AND METHODS -- FORMAL CONCEPTS AND PLURALISM -- 20 LOGIC AND THEORY OF SCIENCE -- THE CATEGORIES AND DE INTERPRETATIONE -- THE ANALYTICS -- THEORY OF ARGUMENTATION -- 21 NATURAL PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY -- THE PHYSICS.

COSMOLOGY AND THEORY OF ELEMENTS -- DYNAMICS -- BIOLOGY -- PSYCHOLOGY -- 22 METAPHYSICS AND THEOLOGY -- WHAT IS 'BEING'? -- WHAT IS 'SUBSTANCE'? -- THEOLOGY -- 23 ETHICS AND POLITICS -- WHAT IS HAPPINESS? -- THE PRACTICAL LIFE -- THE THEORETICAL LIFE-AND MAN'S DOUBLE IDENTITY -- POLITICS -- 24 RHETORIC AND POETICS -- RHETORIC -- POETICS -- 25 THE EARLY PERIPATETICS -- PART V HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY -- 26 SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY -- MATHEMATICS -- ASTRONOMY -- MEDICINE -- TECHNOLOGY -- PHILOSOPHY -- 27 EPICURUS -- EPISTEMOLOGY -- PHYSICS -- ETHICS -- LATER EPICUREANISM -- 28 EARLY STOICISM -- EPISTEMOLOGY, SEMANTICS AND LOGIC -- PHYSICS AND THEOLOGY -- ETHICS -- 29 SCEPTICISM -- ACADEMIC SCEPTICISM -- THE 'PYRRHONIAN' REACTION -- 30 GREECE AND ROME -- MIDDLE STOICISM -- CICERO -- PART VI LATE ANTIQUITY -- 31 IMPERIAL ROME -- LATE STOICISM -- SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY: PLATONIC, PYTHAGOREAN AND ARISTOTELIAN TRENDS -- PLUTARCH -- PHILO -- GNOSTICISM -- NUMENIUS -- 32 PLOTINUS -- PLOTINUS ON PRINCIPLES -- THE THREE HYPOSTASES -- MAN -- 33 LATE NEOPLATONISM -- PORPHYRY, IAMBLICHUS AND PROCLUS -- THE AFTERMATH -- 34 EARLY CHRISTIAN THOUGHT -- ANTI-CHRISTIAN POLEMICS -- CHRISTIANITY AND PHILOSOPHY -- JUSTIN MARTYR AND CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA -- ORIGEN -- THE CHRISTOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES -- EARLY BYZANTINE THEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- 35 AUGUSTINE -- WORKS -- AUGUSTINE'S BREAKTHROUGH -- KNOWLEDGE OF GOD -- MAN-KNOWLEDGE AND WILL -- GOD AND MAN: CREATION, PROVIDENCE AND FREEDOM -- THE TRACES OF GOD -- ABBREVIATIONS GENERAL -- INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS AND TEXTS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- A BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- B ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DICTIONARIES, TERMINOLOGY -- C GENERAL HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF IDEAS -- D SPECIAL SUBJECTS (INCLUDING HISTORY OF SCIENCE) -- Science and mathematics -- See also Chapter 26 -- E BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS.

Part I: Presocratic philosophy -- I, 1: Myth, poetry and philosophy -- I, 2. Ionian natural philosophy -- I, 3. Heraclitus -- I, 4. The Pythagoreans -- I, 5. The Eleatics -- I, 6. Post-Parmenidean natural philosophy -- I, 7. Medical science -- Part II: the great century of Athens -- II, 9. Tragedy and view of history -- II, 10. The Sophists -- II, 11. Socrates -- Part III: Plato -- III, 12. Life, works and position -- III, 13. What is virtue? Can virtue be taught? -- III, 14. Idea and man -- See also Chapter 12 -- III, 15. The good constitution of state and man -- III, 16. The later dialogues: knowledge and being -- III, 17. The later dialogues: nature, man and society -- III, 18. Plato and the early Academy -- Part IV: Aristotle -- IV, 1. Life, works and position -- IV, 20. Logic and theory of science -- IV, 21. Natural philosophy and psychology -- IV, 22. Metaphysics and theology -- IV, 23. Ethics and politics -- IV, 24. Rhetoric and poetics -- IV, 25. The early Peripatetics -- Part V: Hellenistic philosophy -- V, 26. Science and philosophy -- See also section D, Science and mathematics -- V, 27. Epicurus -- See also section I, 6. -- V, 28. Early Stoicism -- V, 29. Scepticism -- V, 30. Greece and Rome -- Part VI: Late antiquity -- VI, 31. Imperial Rome -- VI, 32. Plotinus -- Including Neoplatonism in general -- VI, 33. Late Neoplatonism -- VI, 34. Early Christian thought -- VI, 35. Augustine -- INDEX.

Translated by Henrik Rosenmeier, A History of Ancient Philosophy charts the origins and development of ancient philosophical thought. For easy reference, the book is divided chronologically into six main parts. The sections are further divided into philosophers and philosophical movements: *Pre-Socratic Philosophy, including mythology, the Pythagoreans and Parmenides *The Great Century of Athens, including the Sophists and Socrates *Plato, including The Republic, The Symposium and The Timaeus *Aristotle, including The Physics, The Metaphysics and The Poetics *Hellenistic Philosophy, including the Sceptics, the Stoics, the Epicureans and Cicero *Late Antiquity, including Neoplatonism, Origen and St Augustine. This comprehensive and meticulously documented book is structured to make ancient philosophical thought and ancient thinkers accessible. It contains: *full references to primary sources *detailed interpretations of key philosophical passages, including surveys of previous philosophical readings *an overview of the development of ancient philosophical thought *discussions of the relationships between philosophers and their ideas *analyses of key philosophical concepts and ideologies including ontology, epistemology, logic, semantics, moral and political philosophy, theology and aesthetics *explanations of Greek philosophical terminology.

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