How Should One Live?: Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and by Richard A.H. King,Dennis Schilling

By Richard A.H. King,Dennis Schilling

chinese language and Greco-Roman ethics current hugely articulate perspectives on how one should still stay; either one of those traditions stay influential in sleek philosophy. The query arises how those traditions should be in comparison with each other. Comparative ethics is a comparatively younger self-discipline; this quantity is an enormous contribution to the sector. primary questions on the character of evaluating ethics are handled in introductory chapters, and middle matters in all the traditions are addressed: concord, advantage, friendship, wisdom, the relation of ethics to morality, relativism, feelings, being and solidarity, simplicity and complexity, and prediction.

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All From One: A Guide to Proclus by Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was once one of many final reputable 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, ahead of the college used to be ultimately closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on quite a lot of subject matters and the most influential commentators on Plato of all instances, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural background of the west can infrequently be overestimated.

This ebook introduces the reader to Proclus' lifestyles and works, his position within the Platonic culture of Antiquity and the impression his paintings exerted in later a while. numerous chapters are dedicated to Proclus' metaphysical approach, together with his doctrines concerning the first precept of all fact, the single, and concerning the kinds and the soul. The large diversity of Proclus' concept is additional illustrated by means of highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, medical concept, concept of information and
philosophy of language. eventually, additionally his most unique doctrines on evil and windfall, his Neoplatonic advantage ethics, his complicated perspectives on theology and spiritual perform, and his metaphysical aesthetics obtain separate treatments.

This publication is the 1st to assemble the best students within the box and to offer a state-of-the-art of Proclean reviews this day. In doing so, it presents the main entire advent to Proclus' suggestion at the moment available.

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Imagines Antiquitatis: Representations, Concepts, Receptions by Stefano Rocchi,Cecilia Mussini

By Stefano Rocchi,Cecilia Mussini

In the previous few years a reconsideration of the earlier of the ancients and of the innovations correlated to it (e.g. the ʻclassicalʼ) has been vital to many students. the current quantity provides to the diversity of views at the vintage via increasing examine to incorporate diverse, hitherto unexplored spheres, no matter if that be chronological views or disciplinary ones, in addition to by means of establishing up the dialogue to incorporate textual forms that prior reports have taken care of little or certainly not. Fourteen essays on a number of fields target at defining the types during which the previous is built, suggestion, valued, functionalized and redrawn. They be aware of the class of the ʻantiqueʼ and the position it performs in texts and authors, with particular connection with the ʻtopicalizationʼ, conceptualization and renegotiation of the ʻantiqueʼ and the ʻancientsʼ. The textual forms analysed belong to the subsequent fields: historic philosophy and heritage of rules, ethnography, historiography and antiquarianism, literature and philology, grammar and Roman legislations, Renaissance reviews.

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The Ethics of the Family in Seneca by Liz Gloyn

By Liz Gloyn

This e-book is the 1st wide learn of the position of the relations within the paintings of Seneca. It bargains a brand new method of analyzing philosophy that mixes philosophical research with social, cultural and ancient components to deliver out the ways that Stoicism provides itself as in song with the universe. The kin serves a critical position in an individual's ethical improvement - either the kin as conventionally understood, and the broader conceptual relations which Stoicism constructs. cutting edge readings of Seneca's paintings deliver out the significance of the family members to his concept and the way it interacts with different Stoic doctrines. We how to be virtuous from looking at and imitating our relations, who could be organic kin or humans we decide as our highbrow ancestors. The Ethics of the kinfolk in Seneca may be of specific curiosity to researchers in Roman Stoicism, imperial tradition and the background of the family.

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The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's by David Sedley

By David Sedley

The Theaetetus is likely one of the such a lot very good of Plato's dialogues, yet is usually deeply enigmatic, leaving readers divided over its philosophical intentions. David Sedley proposes and develops an answer, in accordance with a groundbreaking two-level studying. providing major reinterpretations of the dialogue's major arguments, The Midwife of Platonism is addressed to all readers drawn to Plato, and doesn't require wisdom of Greek.

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Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the by Thomas A. Blackson

By Thomas A. Blackson

Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers provides a finished advent to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that built in historic Greece from 585 BC to 529 advert.

  • Provides insurance of the Presocratics throughout the Hellenistic philosophers
  • Moves past conventional textbooks that finish with Aristotle
  • A uniquely balanced association of exposition, selection excerpts and remark, educated through school room feedback
  • Contextual statement strains the improvement of traces of notion during the interval, perfect for college students new to the discipline
  • Can be utilized in conjunction with the web assets came across at http://tomblackson.com/Ancient/toc.html

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Der verkrüppelte Mann - Das aristotelische Konzept der Frau by I. Flathmann

By I. Flathmann

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie der Antike, FernUniversität Hagen (Philosophie), Veranstaltung: Philosophische Geschlechtertheorien, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Ansichten der Philosophen über die Verhältnisse der Geschlechter haben bisweilen krude Konstruktionen hervorgebracht. Eine ausformulierte Auffassung, die bis in die Neuzeit ihre Wirkung entfaltet hat, ist diejenige von Aristoteles, die Thema dieser Arbeit ist.
Aus der Einleitung: „Ein Weibchen ist wie ein verkrüppeltes Männchen.“ Auch wenn dieses Zitat Aristoteles’ aus einem speziellen Zusammenhang gerissen wurde, ist das verwendete Bild konsistent mit Aristoteles’ Konzept der Frau im allgemeinen. Dieses Konzept ist kein in einem bestimmten Zusammenhang formuliertes; vielmehr durchdringt es alle auf die Geschlechterdifferenz bezogenen Teile der aristotelischen Philosophie...

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A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny

By Anthony Kenny

This booklet is not any under a consultant to the entire of Western philosophy—the rules that experience undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the tale of philosophy from historic Greece in the course of the heart a while and the Enlightenment into the fashionable international. He introduces us to the nice thinkers and their principles, beginning with Plato, Aristotle, and the opposite founders of Western suggestion. within the moment a part of the booklet he is taking us via a
thousand years of medieval philosophy, and exhibits us the wealthy highbrow legacy of Christian thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas, and Ockham. stepping into the early smooth interval, we discover the good works of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant, which stay crucial reading
today. within the 19th and 20th centuries, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein back reworked the way in which we see the world.
Running notwithstanding the publication are sure subject matters that have been consistent matters of philosophy because its early beginnings: the basic questions of what exists and the way we will find out about it; the character of humanity, the brain, fact, and which means; where of God within the universe; how we must always stay and the way society might be ordered. Anthony Kenny lines the advance of those issues in the course of the centuries: we see how the questions requested and solutions provided by way of the nice philosophers of the past
remain vividly alive today.
Anyone drawn to principles and their historical past will locate this a desirable and stimulating read.

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The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon (Cambridge Companions to by Michael A. Flower

By Michael A. Flower

This spouse, the 1st devoted to the thinker and historian Xenophon of Athens, supplies readers a feeling of why he has held one of these sought after position in literary and political tradition from antiquity to the current and has been a favorite writer of people as diversified as Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, and Leo Tolstoy. It additionally units out the main difficulties and concerns which are at stake within the research of his writings, whereas concurrently pointing the way in which ahead to more moderen methodologies, matters, and questions. even supposing Xenophon's old, philosophical, and technical works are typically studied in isolation simply because they belong to varied glossy genres, the emphasis here's on subject matters that reduce throughout his huge and sundry physique of writings. This quantity is available to scholars and basic readers, together with these formerly unexpected with Xenophon, and also will be of curiosity to students in a variety of fields.

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