Synopses & Reviews
This wide-ranging introduction to the study of philosophy in the ancient world surveys the period's developments and evaluates a comprehensive series of major thinkers, ranging from Pythagoras to Epicurus. Tables, illustrations, and extensive advice on further reading contribute to an ideal book for survey courses on the history of ancient philosophy. It will be an invaluable guide for those interested in the philosophical thought of a rich and formative period.
A comprehensive and wide-ranging introduction to the study of philosophy in the ancient world.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-372) and index.
About the Author
David Sedley is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. He is author of Hellenistic Philosophers, with A. A. Long (Cambridge, 1997) and Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom (Cambridge, 1998).
Table of Contents
Introduction David Sedley; 1. Argument in ancient philosophy Jonathan Barnes; 2. The Presocratics Malcolm Schofield; 3. The Sophists and Socrates Sarah Broadie; 4. Plato Christopher Rowe; 5. Aristotle John M. Cooper; 6. Hellenistic philosophy Jacques Brunschwig and David Sedley; 7. Roman philosophy A. A. Long; 8. Philosophy and literature Martha C. Nussbaum; 9. Late ancient philosophy Frans de Haas; 10. Philosophy and science R. J. Hankinson; 11. Philosophy and religion Glenn Most; 12. The legacy of ancient philosophy Jill Kraye.