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What Is Ancient Philosophy?

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$29.00 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674013735

Publication Date: 03/15/2004

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384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • Translator’s Note
  • Introduction
  • I. The Platonic Definition of “Philosopher” and Its Antecedents
    • 1. Philosophy before Philosophy
    • 2. The Inception of the Idea of “Doing Philosophy”
    • 3. The Figure of Socrates
    • 4. The Definition of “Philosopher” in Plato’s Symposium
  • II. Philosophy as a Way of Life
    • 5. Plato and the Academy
    • 6. Aristotle and His School
    • 7. The Hellenistic Schools
    • 8. Philosophical Schools in the Imperial Period
    • 9. Philosophy and Philosophical Discourse
  • III. Interruption and Continuity: The Middle Ages and Modern Times
    • 10. Christianity as a Revealed Philosophy
    • 11. Eclipses and Recurrences of the Ancient Concept of Philosophy
    • 12. Questions and Perspectives
  • Notes
  • Quotations of Ancient Texts
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Chronology
  • Index

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