Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I

From the Beginning to Plato
Author: C. C. W. Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134924453
Category: Reference
Page: 520
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Volume 1 of the Routledge History of Philosophy covers one of the most remarkable periods in human thought. In the space of two and a half centuries, philosophy developed from quasi-mythological speculation to a state in which many of the most fundamental questions about the universe, the mind and human conduct had been vigorously pursued, and some of the most enduring masterworks of Western thought had been written. The essays present the fundamental approaches and thinkers of Greek philosophy in chronological order. Each is written by a recognised authority in the particular field, and takes account of the large amount of high-quality work done in the last few decades on Platonic and pre-Platonic philosophy. All write in an accessible style, meeting the needs of the non-specialist without loss of scholarly precision. Topics covered range from early Greek speculative thought, its cultural and social setting, to the Sophists, Socrates and culminate in three chapters on Plato's lasting contribution to all central areas of philosophy. Supplemented with a chronology, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography, this volume will prove an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the beginnings of philosophy.

From the Beginning to Plato


Author: Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415308731
Category: Philosophy
Page: 494
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This first volume in the series traces the development of philosophy over two-and-a-half centuries, from Thales at the beginning of the sixth century BC to the death of Plato in 347 BC.

From the Beginning to Plato

Routledge History of Philosophy
Author: C. C. W. Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781138136380
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Page: 528
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This first volume in the series traces the development of philosophy over two-and-a-half centuries, from Thales at the beginning of the sixth century BC to the death of Plato in 347 BC.

From the Beginning to Plato


Author: Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor,G. H. R. Parkinson,Stuart G. Shanker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415062725
Category: Reference
Page: 494
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Volume 1 of the Routledge History of Philosophy covers one of the most remarkable periods in human thought. The essays present the fundamental approaches and thinkers of Greek philosophy in chronological order.

The Enduring Significance of Parmenides

Unthinkable Thought
Author: Raymond Tallis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 082649952X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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An important new reading of the importance of Parmenides, widely regarded as the most influential of the Presocratic philosophers.

Denker des Abendlandes

eine Geschichte der Philosophie
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868201277
Category:
Page: 430
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Plato's Philosophy of Science


Author: Andrew Gregory
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472502388
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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In this illuminating book Andrew Gregory takes an original approach to Plato's philosophy of science by reassessing Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world. He demonstrates that many of the common charges against Plato - disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation - are unfounded, and shows instead that Plato had a series of important and cogent criticisms to make of the early atomists and other physiologoi. Plato's views on science, and on astronomy and cosmology in particular, are shown to have developed in interesting ways. Thus, the book argues, Plato can best be seen as a philosopher struggling with the foundations of scientific realism, and as someone, moreover, who has interesting epistemological, cosmological and nomological reasons for his approach. Plato's Philosophy of Science is important reading for all those with an interest in Ancient Philosophy and the History of Science.

From Aristotle to Augustine


Author: David J. Furley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415060028
Category: Philosophy
Page: 457
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The final volume to be published in the acclaimed Routledge History of Philosophy series provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey and analysis of the key areas of late Greek and early Christian Philosophy.

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1999


Author: David Sedley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198250197
Category: Philosophy
Page: 376
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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is an annual volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. Aristotle and the Stoics are particularly prominent in this volume.

Introducing Greek Philosophy


Author: Rosemary Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317492463
Category: History
Page: 240
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Aimed at students of classics and of philosophy who would like a taste of the subject before being committed to a full course and at those who have already started and need to find their bearings in what may seem at first a complex maze of names and schools, "Introducing Greek Philosophy" is a concise, lively, philosophically aware introduction to ancient Greek philosophy. The book begins with the Milesians in Asia Minor before moving over to the developments in the western Greek world, then focusing on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle in Athens, finishing with the Hellenistic schools and their arrival in Rome, where the main ideas are set out in the Latin poetry of Lucretius and the prose of Cicero.The book eschews the method of most histories of ancient philosophy of addressing one thinker after another through the centuries. Instead, after a basic mapping of the territory, it takes the great themes that the Greeks were engaged in from the earliest times, and looks at them individually, their development in argument and counter-argument, from the beginnings of recorded Greek history, through the various upheavals of tyrannies, democracies, oligarchies and kingships, to their introduction into Rome in the first century BC.

From Aristotle to Augustine

Routledge History of Philosophy
Author: David Furley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136784144
Category: Philosophy
Page: 480
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This second volume opens with Aristotle's immense influence on philosophy from the beginnings of Christian philosophy in the fifth century AD.

The Presocratics and the Supernatural

Magic, Philosophy and Science in Early Greece
Author: Andrew Gregory
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472504151
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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This book examines the relationship between magic, philosophy and the investigation of nature in presocratic Greece. Did the presocratic thinkers, often praised for their rejection of the supernatural, still believe in gods and the divine and the efficacy of magical practices? Did they use animism, astrology, numerology and mysticism in their explanations of the world? This book analyses the evidence in detail and argues that we need to look at each of these beliefs in context.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume IX

Philosophy of the English-Speaking World in the Twentieth Century 1: Science, Logic and Mathematics
Author: S. G. Shanker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134393369
Category: Philosophy
Page: 504
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Volume 9 of the Routledge History of Philosophy surveys ten key topics in the philosophy of science, logic and mathematics in the twentieth century. Each of the essays is written by one of the world's leading experts in that field. Among the topics covered are the philosophy of logic, of mathematics and of Gottlob Frege; Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus; a survey of logical positivism; the philosophy of physics and of science; probability theory, cybernetics and an essay on the mechanist/vitalist debates. The volume also contains a helpful chronology to the major scientific and philosophical events in the twentieth century. It also provides an extensive glossary of technical terms in the notes on major figures in these fields.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates


Author: Thomas C. Brickhouse,Nicholas D. Smith
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415156820
Category: Philosophy
Page: 297
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Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas. In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way. Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato.

Vorsokratiker


Author: Christof Rapp
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547614
Category: Pre-Socratic philosophers
Page: 262
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The Possibility of Discussion

Relativism, Truth and Criticism of Religious Beliefs
Author: Dr Hugo Strandberg
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485102
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Answering the question 'How is fruitful discussion possible?', this book addresses the central philosophical issue of how reason shall be understood and how it is limited. This study argues that the understanding of discussion according to which it necessarily starts from putative universal norms and rules for argumentation is problematic, among other reasons since such rules are unfruitful in contexts where there are vast disagreements such as religion. Inspired by Wittgensteinian ideas, Strandberg develops instead a new way of understanding discussion, truth and rationality which escapes these problems, and shows how this solution can be used to answer the accusation against Wittgensteinian philosophy for being conservative and resulting in fideism.

The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy


Author: A. A. Long
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139825151
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics, whose influence has been incalculable. They include the early Ionian cosmologists, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, the Eleatics (Parmenides, Melissus, and Zeno), Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the atomists and the sophists. All these thinkers are discussed in this 1999 volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on rational theology, epistemology, psychology, rhetoric and relativism, justice, and poetics. A chapter on causality extends the focus to include historians and medical writers.

Looking At Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter


Author: Donald Palmer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072828955
Category: Philosophy
Page: 456
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Distilled from Donald Palmer's more than 30 years of teaching experiences, this approachable text, historically organized text exemplifies Dr. Palmer's very successful light-hearted approach to teaching introduction to philosophy. Through the use of humor, drawings, charts, and diagrams, serious philosophical topics come alive for the readers--without compromising the seriousness of the subject matter. The text can be used as a core text or as a supplement to any reader.

Does Socrates Have a Method?

Rethinking the Elenchus in Plato's Dialogues and Beyond
Author: Gary Alan Scott
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271046495
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Although &"the Socratic method&" is commonly understood as a style of pedagogy involving cross-questioning between teacher and student, there has long been debate among scholars of ancient philosophy about how this method as attributed to Socrates should be defined or, indeed, whether Socrates can be said to have used any single, uniform method at all distinctive to his way of philosophizing. This volume brings together essays by classicists and philosophers examining this controversy anew. The point of departure for many of those engaged in the debate has been the identification of Socratic method with &"the elenchus&" as a technique of logical argumentation aimed at refuting an interlocutor, which Gregory Vlastos highlighted in an influential article in 1983. The essays in this volume look again at many of the issues to which Vlastos drew attention but also seek to broaden the discussion well beyond the limits of his formulation. Some contributors question the suitability of the elenchus as a general description of how Socrates engages his interlocutors; others trace the historical origins of the kinds of argumentation Socrates employs; others explore methods in addition to the elenchus that Socrates uses; several propose new ways of thinking about Socratic practices. Eight essays focus on specific dialogues, each examining why Plato has Socrates use the particular methods he does in the context defined by the dialogue. Overall, representing a wide range of approaches in Platonic scholarship, the volume aims to enliven and reorient the debate over Socratic method so as to set a new agenda for future research. Contributors are Hayden W. Ausland, Hugh H. Benson, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Michelle Carpenter, John M. Carvalho, Lloyd P. Gerson, Francisco J. Gonzalez, James H. Lesher, Mark McPherran, Ronald M. Polansky, Gerald A. Press, Fran&çois Renaud, and W. Thomas Schmid, Nicholas D. Smith, P. Christopher Smith, Harold Tarrant, Joanne B. Waugh, and Charles M. Young.