By Robert Wardy
This vigorous and unique guidebook deals a call for participation to the learn of Greek philosophy and signposts to guide the coed deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed.
Doing Greek Philosophy conveys an essential experience of the dynamism and continuity within the Greek philosophical culture, and indicates how interplay among the philosophers creates and sustains that culture. It concentrates on a collection of interrelated techniques and difficulties – contradiction, relativism, refutation and consistency – which seem within the culture, and convey how philosophers handled them. the writer considers not only what the philosophers have been doing, but additionally what they idea they have been doing. The target isn't just to tell readers approximately Greek philosophy, but in addition to equip them with an highbrow toolkit, and to motivate them to take advantage of it.
The reader will come clear of this ebook with a suite of fine questions and the skill to probe them extra. Accessibly written, the ebook will attract philosophers at each point, and its concision will make it the suitable place to begin for the newbie in philosophy.
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