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Ancient Philosophy

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ISBN13:

9780130213143

ISBN10:
0130213144
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For courses in Ancient Philosophy. Designed to be accessible to today's students, this anthology of readings in Ancient Western philosophy focuses on the writings of the most important Greek philosophers, along with selections from some of their Roman followers. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of textscomplete works or complete selections of workswhich are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the canon. The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Introductions to each philosopher; an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs; and a timeline keep students focused throughout.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Before Socrates
1(64)
The Milesians
6(5)
Thales
6(2)
Anaximander
8(2)
Anaximenes
10(1)
Three Solitary Figures
11(8)
Pythagoras
11(3)
Xenophanes
14(1)
Heraclitus
15(4)
The Eleatics
19(12)
Parmenides
19(4)
Zeno of Elea
23(5)
Melissus
28(3)
The Pluralists
31(12)
Empedocles
31(5)
Anaxagoras
36(3)
Democritus (and Leucippus)
39(4)
Two Sophists
43(4)
Protagoras
43(1)
Gorgias
44(3)
Sources of the Fragments
47(6)
Epologue: Two Views of Athens
53(12)
Pericles (as reported by Thucydides), Funeral Oration
56(4)
Thucydides, The Melian Conference
60(5)
Socrates
65(1)
Plato
65(380)
Euthyphro
70(12)
Apology
82(18)
Crito
100(10)
Phaedo
110(43)
Meno
153(24)
Symposium
177(35)
Republic (Book I, 336b-354c; Book II, 367e-376c; Book III, 412b-417b; Book IV, 427c-448e; Book V, complete: 448e-480a; Books VI-VII, 502c-521b)
212(69)
Parmenides (127--135)
281(7)
Theaetetus (selections)
288(12)
Timaeus (27d--34b)
300(4)
Aristotle
304(141)
Categories (Chapters 1--5)
308(5)
On Interpretation (Chapters 1--9)
313(5)
Posterior Analytics (Book I, 1--2; Book II, 19)
318(4)
Physics (Book II complete)
322(11)
Metaphysics (Book I and XII complete)
333(25)
On the Soul (Book II, 1--3; III, 4--5)
358(6)
Nichomachean Ethics (Book I--II; III, 1--5; IV, 3; VI--VII; X, 6--8)
364(70)
Politics (Book I, 1--2; III, 6--9; IV, 11--12; VII, 3b--4, 9)
434(11)
Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy
445(90)
Epicurus
449(24)
Letter to Herodotus
451(14)
Letter to Menoeceus
465(4)
Principal Doctrines
469(4)
The Early Stoa: Zeno of Citium and Cleanthes
473(13)
Zeno of Citium (Selections from Diogenes Laertius)
475(9)
Hymn to Zeus
484(2)
Epictetus
486(14)
Encheiridion (Manual)
487(13)
Leuretius
500(16)
On the Nature of Things (Book II, 216--292); III (through 842)
501(15)
Marcus Aurelius
516(9)
Meditations (book IV)
517(8)
Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus
525(8)
Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Book I, 1--15)
526(7)
Plotinus
533(2)
Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6; V, 1; 3:12.9--end)
535


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