Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1

Paperback | July 15, 2006

byAnthony Kenny

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Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership,but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

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Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership,but serious and deep enough to offer a genuin...

Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is one of very few philosophers who have made significant contributions to the study of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early mode...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:July 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Beginnings: From Pythagoras to Plato2. Schools of Thought: From Aristotle to Augustine3. Argument and Reason: Logic4. Knowledge and its Limits5. How Things Happen: Physics6. What There Is: Metaphysics7. Soul and Mind8. How to Live: Ethics9. God

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`The ambition and the difficulty of his project are immense, but Kenny has the right qualifications to undertake it. Kenny's book is beautifully produced and imaginatively illustrated. He packages an informative and lucid synopsis of the individual philosophers' lives, work and doctrines; andhe follows this survey with 200 stimulating pages on seven topics.'Times Literary Supplement