Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2000

byJulia Annas

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The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument. This book aims to introduce readers to some ancient debates and to get them to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting away from thepresentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book aims to give readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.

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The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument. This book aims to introduce readers to some ancient debates and to get them to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting away from thepresentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of G...

Julia Annas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona and author of several books for OUP, including An Introduction to Platos Republic and The Morality of Happiness. She is also series editor for the Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.35 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192853570

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1 Humans and beasts: understanding ourselves; 2 Why do we read Platos Republic?; 3 The happy life, ancient and modern; 4 Reason, knowledge and scepticism; 5 Logic and reality; 6 When did it all begin? (and what is it anyway?); Further Reading; Notes; Index.