Classical Thought

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byTerence Irwin

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Spanning over a thousand years from Homer to Saint Augustine, Classical Thought encompasses a vast range of material in succinct style, while remaining clear and lucid even to those with no philosophical or Classical background The major philosophers and philosophical schools are examined---the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Neoplatonism; but other important thinkers, such as Greek tragedians, historians, medical writers, and early Christian writers, are also discussed. The emphasis isnaturally on questions of philosophical interest (although the literary and historical background to Classical philosophy is not ignored), and again the scope is broad---ethics, the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, philosophical theology. All this is presented in a fully integrated, highlyreadable text which covers may of the most important areas of ancient thought and in which stress is laid on the variety and continuity of philosophical thinking after Aristotle.

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Spanning over a thousand years from Homer to Saint Augustine, Classical Thought encompasses a vast range of material in succinct style, while remaining clear and lucid even to those with no philosophical or Classical background The major philosophers and philosophical schools are examined---the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotl...

Terence Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Homer2. The Naturalist Movement3. Doubts about Naturalism4. Socrates5. Plato6. Aristotle7. Epicureanism8. Stoicism9. Plotinus10. Christianity and Greek ThoughtNotes; Bibliography; Index

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'Students of Greek political thought will want to read Irwin's book. Its historical range is impressive, stretching from Homer to Augustine ... its scope is wide. Irwin has written a fine volume, a coherent history of classical thought ... students of Greek political theory will want to readthis book.'Daniel H. Frank, University of Kentucky, Polis, Vol.9, No.2, 1990