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The Resource Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1, Peter Adamson

Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1, Peter Adamson

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Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1
Title
Classical philosophy
Title remainder
a history of philosophy without any gaps
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Peter Adamson
Title variation
History of philosophy without any gaps
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. He offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering of philosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics like the Hippocratic Corpus, the Platonic Academy, and the role of women in ancient philosophy. Within the thought of Plato and Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, which are treated in detail that is unusual in an introduction to ancient philosophy. Adamson looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues like the Charmides and Cratylus, and Aristotle's ideas in zoology and poetics. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. Attention is also given to the historical and literary context of classical philosophy, with exploration of how early Greek cosmology responded to the poets Homer and Hesiod, how Socrates was presented by the comic playwright Aristophanes and the historian Xenophon, and0how events in Greek history may have influenced Plato's thought
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10381332
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1972-
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Adamson, Peter
Dewey number
100
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • B
  • B111
LC item number
.A33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy
Target audience
adult
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a history of philosophy without any gaps
Label
Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1, Peter Adamson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn868825371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780199674534
Lccn
2013956024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)868825371
Label
Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 1, Peter Adamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn868825371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780199674534
Lccn
2013956024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)868825371

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