Hellenistic Philosophy : Introductory Readings

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-06-01
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Enlarged to provide nearly a hundred pages of additional material, this new edition offers the first English translation of the account of Stoic ethics by Anus Didysmus, substantial new sources on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, expanded representation of Plutarch and Cicero, and a fuller representation of papyrological evidence. The editors maintain the consistency and accuracy that distinguished their translations in the first edition, while regrouping some material into larger, more thematically connected passages. This edition is further enhanced by a new more spacious page design.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Epicureanismp. 3
The Ancient Biography of Epicurusp. 3
The Extant Lettersp. 5
Ancient Collections of Maximsp. 32
Doxographical Reportsp. 40
The Testimony of Cicerop. 45
The Testimony of Lucretiusp. 63
The Polemic of Plutarchp. 65
Short Fragments and Testimonia from Known Worksp. 72
Short Fragments and Testimonia from Uncertain Worksp. 81
Logic and Epistemologyp. 81
Physics and Theologyp. 85
Ethicsp. 95
Stoicismp. 103
Lives of the Stoicsp. 103
On Philosophyp. 110
Logic and Theory of Knowledgep. 111
Physicsp. 132
On Fatep. 179
Ethicsp. 190
Scepticismp. 261
Academic Scepticism: Arcesilaus and Carneadesp. 261
Pyrrhonian Scepticismp. 285
Pyrrhop. 285
Timonp. 297
Aenesidemusp. 300
Later Pyrrhonism: Sextus Empiricusp. 302
General Principlesp. 302
The Modesp. 325
Logicp. 341
Physicsp. 362
Ethicsp. 387
Glossaryp. 399
Philosophers and Philosophical Sourcesp. 407
Index of Passages Translatedp. 411
Indexp. 419
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