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The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

ISBN: 978-0-631-22215-6
352 pages
February 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity.
  • Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers.
  • Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists.
  • Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.
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Notes on Contributors.

Editor's Introduction.

Part I: Philosophy Before Socrates.

Part II: Socrates.

Part III: Plato.

Part IV: Aristotle.

Part V: Hellenistic Philosophy.

Part VI: Neoplatonism.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Christopher Shields is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author of Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle (1999).
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  • Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity.
  • Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers.
  • Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists.
  • Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.
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"Beginners will find in these essays clear and helpful accounts of some of the main philosophical issues raised by the Greek philosophers. The essays display the scope and variety of Greek philosophy, from the beginnings to later Platonism, and its permanent philosophical significance." Terence Irwin, Cornell University
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