Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: A. A. Long
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520058089
Release Date: 1986
Genre: History

The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.c. to the end of the Roman Republic (31 B.c.). These three centuries, known to us as the Hellenistic Age, witnessed a vast expansion of Greek civilization eastwards, following Alexander's conquests; and later, Greek civilization penetrated deeply into the western Mediterranean world assisted by the political conquerors of Greece, the Romans. But philosophy throughout this time remained a predominantly Greek activity. The most influential thinkers in the Hellenistic world were Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics. This book gives a concise critical analysis of their ideas and their methods of thought. The last book in English to cover this ground was written sixty years ago. In the interval the subject has moved on, quite rapidly since the last war, but most of the best work is highly specialized. There is a clear need for a general appraisal of Hellenistic philosophy which can provide those who are not specialists with an up-to-date account of the subject. Hellenistic philosophy is often regarded as a dull product of second-rate thinkers who are unable to stand comparison with Plato and Aristotle. This book will help to remove such misconceptions and arouse wider interest in a field which is fascinating both historically and conceptually.

Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: Jacques Brunschwig
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521417120
Release Date: 1994-05-05
Genre: Philosophy

This collection makes available in English twelve essays by a distinguished French scholar, which contribute to the current scholarly and philosophical renewal of interest in the major Hellenistic schools of philosophy of the Greco-Roman world. The author focuses on specific problems in text or interpretation and then enlarges his conclusions to involve some major historical and philosophical issues. Two of these pieces are published here for the first time. The others, with one exception, have previously appeared only in French.

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

Author: Julia E. Annas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520912004
Release Date: 1994-09-30
Genre: Philosophy

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind is an elegant survey of Stoic and Epicurean ideas about the soul—an introduction to two ancient schools whose belief in the soul's physicality offer compelling parallels to modern approaches in the philosophy of mind. Annas incorporates recent thinking on Hellenistic philosophy of mind so lucidly and authoritatively that specialists and nonspecialists alike will find her book rewarding. In part, the Hellenistic epoch was a "scientific" period that broke with tradition in ways that have an affinity with the modern shift from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present day. Hellenistic philosophy of the soul, Annas argues, is in fact a philosophy of mind, especially in the treatment of such topics as perception, thought, and action.

Hellenistic Philosophy Second Edition

Author: Brad Inwood
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603848787
Release Date: 1997-12-04
Genre: Philosophy

This new edition of Hellenistic Philosophy--including nearly 100 pages of additional materia--offers the first English translation of the account of Stoic ethics by Arius Didymus, substantial new sources on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, expanded representation of Plutarch and Cicero, and a fuller presentation of papyrological evidence. Inwood and Gerson maintain the standard of consistency and accuracy that distinguished their translations in the first edition, while regrouping some material into larger, more thematically connected passages. This edition is further enhanced by a new, more spacious page design.

Stoics Epicureans and Sceptics

Author: R.W. Sharples
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134836406
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: History

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Author: Thomas A. Blackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444396089
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD. Provides coverage of the Presocratics through the Hellenistic philosophers Moves beyond traditional textbooks that conclude with Aristotle A uniquely balanced organization of exposition, choice excerpts and commentary, informed by classroom feedback Contextual commentary traces the development of lines of thought through the period, ideal for students new to the discipline Can be used in conjunction with the online resources found at http://tomblackson.com/Ancient/toc.html

The Emotions in Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: J. Sihvola
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401590822
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Philosophy

Discussions about the nature of the emotions in Hellenistic philosophy have aroused intense scholarly interest over the last few years. The topics covered by the essays in this volume range from the classical background of Hellenistic theories, through debates on emotion in the major Hellenistic schools, to discussions in later antiquity. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the Stoic views on the nature and value of the emotions. The essays are written with a high level of philosophical and classical scholarship, but contain no exclusive technicalities. Audience: This first comprehensive treatment of the emotions in Hellenistic philosophy can be read with pleasure and profit not only by professionals in ancient philosophy but also all those who are interested in the philosophy of mind and its history.

Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy

Author: Jon Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139442090
Release Date: 2003-06-26
Genre: Philosophy

Early modern philosophers looked for inspiration to the later ancient thinkers when they rebelled against the dominant Platonic and Aristotelian traditions. The impact of the Hellenistic philosophers (principally the Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics) on such philosophers as Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza and Locke was profound and is ripe for reassessment. This collection of essays offers precisely that. Leading historians of philosophy explore the connections between Hellenistic and early modern philosophy in ways that take advantage of new scholarly and philosophical advances. The essays display a challenging range of methods and will be an invaluable point of reference for philosophers, historians of ideas and classicists.

Space in Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: Graziano Ranocchia
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110386264
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Philosophy

The volume discusses the notion of space by focusing on the most representative exponents of the Hellenistic schools and explores the role played by spatial concepts in both coeval and later authors who, without specifically thematising these concepts, made use of them in a theoretically original way. Renowned scholars investigate the philosophical significance and bring to light the problematical character of the ancient conceptions of space.