Philosophy As a Way of Life : Ancients and Moderns.

By: Chase, MichaelContributor(s): Clark, Stephen R. L | McGhee, MichaelPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (356 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118609217Subject(s): Hadot, PierreGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy As a Way of Life : Ancients and ModernsDDC classification: 190 LOC classification: B53.P498 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- 1 Introduction -- The Life of Pierre Hadot -- Memories -- The Present Volume -- Notes -- 2 Ancient Philosophers: A First Statistical Survey -- How Can We Identify Ancient Philosophers? -- The DPhA as a Sample of Ancient Philosophical Society -- Discarding Intruders -- What is a Philosopher, After All? -- Chronological Interval -- How Can Philosophers Be Dated? -- A Simplified Mediterranean Map -- Some Known Artifacts -- Available Parameters -- Gender Study -- So Many Schools -- Leading Schools -- Schools in History -- Greek Philosophers Saved by Direct Transmission -- Where Did They Come From? -- Where Did They Study? -- Where Did They Teach? -- Teacher and Students -- Teaching and Book Writing -- Philosophers on Stone -- Statues and Portraits -- Sidelines -- Philosophers and Politics -- Conclusions -- Notes -- 3 Philosophy as a Way of Life: As Textual and More Than Textual Practice -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- Notes -- 4 Charismatic Authority, Spiritual Guidance, and Way of Life in the Pythagorean Tradition -- A Promising Field of Research: The Greco-Roman Tradition of "Guidance of the Soul" -- Particularities of the Pythagorean Tradition: Variety, (Dis)Continuity, Source Problems -- A Constant Factor: The Practice of the Pythagorean Way of Life as a Path Toward Spiritual Perfection -- Pythagoras as "Guide in Education" and Beloved Master: The Testimony of Plato's Republic -- Ipse Dixit: The Charismatic Authority of Pythagoras and its Basis -- In Search of the Master's Authentic Words: The Primitive Catechism Contained in the Acousmata -- A Set of Normative Prescriptions Intended to Inculcate a Disciplined Life Conduct56 -- A "Path Toward Perfection" Aiming at Personal Salvation.
The "Communitarian" Dimension: The Pythagorean Sect as Locus for Education and Guidance -- Toward a Rational Morality: The Avatars of Pythagorean Spiritual Guidance -- A Digest of Spiritual Guidance in Verse Networked With Other Guidance Texts: The Pythagorean Golden Verses -- Notes -- 5 Alcibiades' Love -- Notes -- 6 Stoics and Bodhisattvas: Spiritual Exercise and Faith in Two Philosophical Traditions -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- Notes -- 7 Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from the Buddha to Tagore -- Spiritual Exercises and the Aesthetic Analogy -- Philosophy and Therapy -- Plutarch and the Buddhists: Returning Oneself to the Present Moment -- A Life Complete at Every Moment -- Taming the self -- Philosophy and the Ends of Life -- Notes -- 8 Approaching Islamic Philosophical Texts: Reading Mullā Ṣadrā Šīrāzī (d. 1635) with Pierre Hadot -- Notes -- 9 Philosophy and Self-improvement: Continuity and Change in Philosophy's Self-conception from the Classical to the Early-modern Era -- Introduction: The Path of Modern Philosophy -- Philosophy in Antiquity -- A Medieval Shift? -- Cartesian Continuities -- The Scientific Turn -- Notes -- 10 Descartes' Meditations: Practical Metaphysics: The Father of Rationalism in the Tradition of Spiritual Exercises -- Form and Method -- Universal Doubt as an Exercise of Thought -- Cogito: "Noticing" One's Own Thought -- Attention and Knowledge of God -- The Meditations as a Form of Life -- Notes -- 11 Leading a Philosophical Life in Dark Times: The Case of Leonard Nelson and His Followers -- Nelson's Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Nelson's Spiritual Exercises -- Coda -- Notes -- 12 Philosophy as a Way of Life and Anti-philosophy -- "Antiphilosophy" -- Does Defining Philosophy as a Way of Life Mean Being an Antiphilosopher? -- Antiphilosophy or Archphilosophy? -- Notes.
13 Philosophy and Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Introduction -- Theory in Psychotherapy -- The Origins of Gestalt Psychotherapy -- The Central Theoretical Commitments of Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Holism -- Theory of Growth -- Gestalt Formation -- Interruptions of Contact -- Introjection -- Retroflection -- Philosophical Reflection on Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Note -- 14 Wittgenstein's Temple: Or How Cool is Philosophy? -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII -- IX -- X -- Notes -- 15 Observations on Pierre Hadot's Conception of Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Introduction -- The Philosophy of Martin O'Hagan -- An Innocent in Vancouver: My Encounter with Analytic Philosophy -- Hadot, Analytic Philosophy, and the Big Questions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Supplemental Images.
Summary: This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot's revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists. It shows how his secular spiritual exercises expand our horizons, enabling us to be in a fuller, more authentic way. Comprehensive treatment of a neglected theme: philosophy's practical relevance in our lives Interdisciplinary analysis reflects the wide influence of Hadot's thought Explores the links between Hadot's ideas and those of a wealth of ancient and modern thinkers, including the French postmodernists Offers a practical 'third way' in philosophy beyond the dichotomy of Continental and analytical traditions.
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Intro -- Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- 1 Introduction -- The Life of Pierre Hadot -- Memories -- The Present Volume -- Notes -- 2 Ancient Philosophers: A First Statistical Survey -- How Can We Identify Ancient Philosophers? -- The DPhA as a Sample of Ancient Philosophical Society -- Discarding Intruders -- What is a Philosopher, After All? -- Chronological Interval -- How Can Philosophers Be Dated? -- A Simplified Mediterranean Map -- Some Known Artifacts -- Available Parameters -- Gender Study -- So Many Schools -- Leading Schools -- Schools in History -- Greek Philosophers Saved by Direct Transmission -- Where Did They Come From? -- Where Did They Study? -- Where Did They Teach? -- Teacher and Students -- Teaching and Book Writing -- Philosophers on Stone -- Statues and Portraits -- Sidelines -- Philosophers and Politics -- Conclusions -- Notes -- 3 Philosophy as a Way of Life: As Textual and More Than Textual Practice -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- Notes -- 4 Charismatic Authority, Spiritual Guidance, and Way of Life in the Pythagorean Tradition -- A Promising Field of Research: The Greco-Roman Tradition of "Guidance of the Soul" -- Particularities of the Pythagorean Tradition: Variety, (Dis)Continuity, Source Problems -- A Constant Factor: The Practice of the Pythagorean Way of Life as a Path Toward Spiritual Perfection -- Pythagoras as "Guide in Education" and Beloved Master: The Testimony of Plato's Republic -- Ipse Dixit: The Charismatic Authority of Pythagoras and its Basis -- In Search of the Master's Authentic Words: The Primitive Catechism Contained in the Acousmata -- A Set of Normative Prescriptions Intended to Inculcate a Disciplined Life Conduct56 -- A "Path Toward Perfection" Aiming at Personal Salvation.

The "Communitarian" Dimension: The Pythagorean Sect as Locus for Education and Guidance -- Toward a Rational Morality: The Avatars of Pythagorean Spiritual Guidance -- A Digest of Spiritual Guidance in Verse Networked With Other Guidance Texts: The Pythagorean Golden Verses -- Notes -- 5 Alcibiades' Love -- Notes -- 6 Stoics and Bodhisattvas: Spiritual Exercise and Faith in Two Philosophical Traditions -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- Notes -- 7 Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from the Buddha to Tagore -- Spiritual Exercises and the Aesthetic Analogy -- Philosophy and Therapy -- Plutarch and the Buddhists: Returning Oneself to the Present Moment -- A Life Complete at Every Moment -- Taming the self -- Philosophy and the Ends of Life -- Notes -- 8 Approaching Islamic Philosophical Texts: Reading Mullā Ṣadrā Šīrāzī (d. 1635) with Pierre Hadot -- Notes -- 9 Philosophy and Self-improvement: Continuity and Change in Philosophy's Self-conception from the Classical to the Early-modern Era -- Introduction: The Path of Modern Philosophy -- Philosophy in Antiquity -- A Medieval Shift? -- Cartesian Continuities -- The Scientific Turn -- Notes -- 10 Descartes' Meditations: Practical Metaphysics: The Father of Rationalism in the Tradition of Spiritual Exercises -- Form and Method -- Universal Doubt as an Exercise of Thought -- Cogito: "Noticing" One's Own Thought -- Attention and Knowledge of God -- The Meditations as a Form of Life -- Notes -- 11 Leading a Philosophical Life in Dark Times: The Case of Leonard Nelson and His Followers -- Nelson's Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Nelson's Spiritual Exercises -- Coda -- Notes -- 12 Philosophy as a Way of Life and Anti-philosophy -- "Antiphilosophy" -- Does Defining Philosophy as a Way of Life Mean Being an Antiphilosopher? -- Antiphilosophy or Archphilosophy? -- Notes.

13 Philosophy and Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Introduction -- Theory in Psychotherapy -- The Origins of Gestalt Psychotherapy -- The Central Theoretical Commitments of Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Holism -- Theory of Growth -- Gestalt Formation -- Interruptions of Contact -- Introjection -- Retroflection -- Philosophical Reflection on Gestalt Psychotherapy -- Note -- 14 Wittgenstein's Temple: Or How Cool is Philosophy? -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII -- IX -- X -- Notes -- 15 Observations on Pierre Hadot's Conception of Philosophy as a Way of Life -- Introduction -- The Philosophy of Martin O'Hagan -- An Innocent in Vancouver: My Encounter with Analytic Philosophy -- Hadot, Analytic Philosophy, and the Big Questions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Supplemental Images.

This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot's revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists. It shows how his secular spiritual exercises expand our horizons, enabling us to be in a fuller, more authentic way. Comprehensive treatment of a neglected theme: philosophy's practical relevance in our lives Interdisciplinary analysis reflects the wide influence of Hadot's thought Explores the links between Hadot's ideas and those of a wealth of ancient and modern thinkers, including the French postmodernists Offers a practical 'third way' in philosophy beyond the dichotomy of Continental and analytical traditions.

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