Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, Or, Pythagoric Life
Accompanied by Fragments of the Ethical Writings of Certain Pythagoreans in the Doric Dialect A
Paperback ISBN: 0892811528
Authentic memoirs of the life of Pythagoras the father of philosophy and the inventor of geometry hold great interest for every lover of wisdom.Â Iamblichus' biography is universally acknowledged as deriving from sources of the highest antiquity.Â Its classic translation by Thomas Taylor was first printed in 1818 and is once again brought to light in this edition.
The Last Days of Socrates
Paperback ISBN: 0140449280
The trial and condemnation of Socrates for heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of Classical Athens. In tracing these events through four dialogues, Plato also developed his own philosophy, based on Socrates' manifesto for a life guided by self-responsibilty.
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Paperback ISBN: 0679733876
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some like the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare, in the course of his description Plato raises enduringly relevant questions about politics, art, education, and the general conduct of life. Translated by A. D. Lindsay From the Hardcover edition.
Travels With Epicurus
A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
Paperback ISBN: 0143126628
Advice on achieving a fulfilling old age from one of the bestselling authors of Plato and aPlatypus Walk into a Bar . . . After being advised by his dentist to get tooth implants, Daniel Klein decides to stick with his dentures and instead use the money to make a trip to the Greek island Hydra and discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the inspiring lives of his Greek friends and philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein uncovers the simple pleasures that are available late in life, as well as the refined pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate. A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well,Travels with Epicurus is a delightful jaunt to the Aegean and through the terrain of old age that only a free spirit like Klein could lead.
Philosophy Before Socrates
An Introduction With Texts and Commentary
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1603841822
McKirahan (classics and philosophy, Pomona College) has made substantial changes to account for the increasing interest and study in pre-Socratic philosophy since the 1994 edition appeared. He includes quotations from the ancient documents, most of which are themselves quotations or paraphrases from later writers, but most of the text is devoted to his commentary and explanation on the ideas, their context, and their reception down the centuries. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Philosophy Before Socrates
An Introduction With Text and Commentary
Paperback ISBN: 0872201759
Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan's Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of Presocratic and Sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present. In its second edition, this work has been updated and expanded to reflect important new discoveries and the most recent scholarship. Changes and additions have been made throughout, the most significant of which are found in the chapters on the Pythagoreans, Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles, and the new chapter on Philolaus. The translations of some passages have been revised, as have some interpretations and discussions. A new Appendix provides translations of three Hippocratic writings and the Derveni papyrus.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192854089
The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book, Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context.
Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics
Hardcover ISBN: 1890318035
Christian Faith and Greek Philosophy in Late Antiquity
Essays in Tribute to George Christopher Stead : In Celebration of His Eightieth Birthday 9th
Hardcover ISBN: 9004096051
This collection of essays by leading patristic scholars of the U.K. and Germany illuminates aspects of the relation between Christian faith and Greek philosophy.