TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY


TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY

JOHN GASKIN    Book Number: 82598    Product format: Paperback

A classy Thames & Hudson publication the intention of which is that the founding ideas of our civilisation should be better known. They should inspire the interest they deserve and their relevance to us now should be seen anew. The Greeks were the first to ask and discuss in a rational way two fundamental questions that never cease to concern human beings - What is the nature of the Universe, and What can I make of my brief time on it? In this clear and evocative account, John Gaskin, former Professor of Naturalistic Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, unfolds philosophy. Here is thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of Ancient Greece and Rome. Witty sketches and diagrams enliven the story which runs from Homeric Greece to the banning of pagan religions in AD391. The book concludes with a gazetteer of notable sites and people and ideas connected with them for travellers to the Classical world. Stoicism, Plato, Epicureanism, Heraclitus of Ephesus, the paradoxes of Zeno of Elea, did Homer exist and more. All about the gods and Christianity, absolutely fascinating 176pp in paperback. Illus and maps.
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