CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY IN A NUTSHELL


CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY IN A NUTSHELL

MICHAEL MOORE    Book Number: 84461    Product format: Paperback

Ancient philosophy asks about what is real, what we as human animals are, whether and what a soul is. It asks about how we are to live, what our purpose in life is, and how we are to treat our fellow humans. It asks us about how we are to think, whether we are to trust our senses, how it is that we can come to believe and justify our beliefs. These concerns are the common coin of humanity, asked and answered in many cultures, in different ways and in different eras. The book seeks to give you a sympathetic first approach to ancient philosophy understood in this humanistic light. Two charts illustrate relations among philosophers - one the teacher and student relationship, the other the various schools or sects of philosophy. They include Stoicism, Pythagoreanism and Epicureanism, Platonism, and the Sophists. The main relationships are between Socrates, Plato and Aristotle by way of Anaximander, Parmenides and Democritus to Plotinus across Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Important ideas such as Plato's Theory of Forms, Zeno's Paradox and the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius are supported by helpful diagrams and simple summaries of complex theories. 242pp in well illustrated new softback, first time discounted.
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