Ancient Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part of The Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, this survey of ancient philosophy explores the scope of ancient philosophy, focusing on the key philosophers and their texts, examining how the foundations of philosophy as we know it were laid.
- Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists
- Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others
- Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison
- The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors