• Title: Voices of Ancient Philosophy: An Introductory Reader
  • Author: Julia Annas
  • ISBN: 9780195126952
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Voices of Ancient Philosophy An Introductory Reader Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field Voices of Ancient Philosophy An Introductory Reader is a unique and accessible introduction to the richness of ancient philosophy Featuring a
    Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Voices of Ancient Philosophy An Introductory Reader is a unique and accessible introduction to the richness of ancient philosophy Featuring a topical as opposed to chronological organization, this text introduces students to the wide range of approaches and traditions in ancient philosophy In each section AnnasEdited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Voices of Ancient Philosophy An Introductory Reader is a unique and accessible introduction to the richness of ancient philosophy Featuring a topical as opposed to chronological organization, this text introduces students to the wide range of approaches and traditions in ancient philosophy In each section Annas presents the ancient debates on a particular philosophical topic, drawing on a greater diversity of ancient sources than a chronological approach allows The book is divided into six sections Fate and Freedom Reason and Emotion Knowledge, Belief, and Skepticism Metaphysical Questions How Should You Live and Society and the State Annas includes a generous selection of the works of Plato and Aristotle, as well as those of the Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics She also includes selections from less familiar philosophers and from authors in whose works philosophical issues arise, such as poets, medical writers, historians, and Jewish and Christian writers The volume features biographical sketches of the philosophers, a timeline, and short discussions of the major movements in ancient philosophy An excellent text for courses in ancient philosophy and history of philosophy, Voices of Ancient Philosophy An Introductory Reader will also be of interest to scholars and general readers.

    One Reply to “Voices of Ancient Philosophy: An Introductory Reader”

    1. This is a very good volume of the primary texts of ancient philosophy, organized by subject matter (so not appropriate for the history of ancient philosophy). It will be more easily understood and used by students and teachers with some familiarity with the ancient world and/or basic philosophical concepts, but can be used in an introductory course with additional readings or lectures. Annas' commentaries at the end of each passage are in general very good, but the translations of the passages a [...]

    2. I didn't read every section, but what I did read gave a great panorama of ancient philosophical thought. Thought-provoking, especially coupled with class discussions.

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