Описание: Examines the first philosophers. Through Heraclitus` enigmatic sayings, the poetry of Parmenides and Empedocles, and Zeno`s paradoxes, the Western world was introduced to metaphysics, rationalist theology, ethics, and logic. The book contains important fragments of the presocrates and sophists.
According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus wasn't convinced. Instead, he and his followers espoused the most radical form of hedonism in ancient Western philosophy. Before the rise of the better known but comparatively ascetic Epicureans, the Cyrenaics pursued a way of life in which moments of pleasure, particularly bodily pleasure, held the highest value. In The Birth of Hedonism, Kurt Lampe provides the most comprehensive account in any language of Cyrenaic ideas and behavior, revolutionizing the understanding of this neglected but important school of philosophy.
The Birth of Hedonism thoroughly and sympathetically reconstructs the doctrines and practices of the Cyrenaics, who were active between the fourth and third centuries BCE. The book examines not only Aristippus and the mainstream Cyrenaics, but also Hegesias, Anniceris, and Theodorus. Contrary to recent scholarship, the book shows that the Cyrenaics, despite giving primary value to discrete pleasurable experiences, accepted the dominant Greek philosophical belief that life-long happiness and the virtues that sustain it are the principal concerns of ethics. The book also offers the first in-depth effort to understand Theodorus's atheism and Hegesias's pessimism, both of which are extremely unusual in ancient Greek philosophy and which raise the interesting question of hedonism's relationship to pessimism and atheism. Finally, the book explores the "new Cyrenaicism" of the nineteenth-century writer and classicist Walter Pater, who drew out the enduring philosophical interest of Cyrenaic hedonism more than any other modern thinker.
Автор: Bennett, Jonathan Название: Learning from six philosophers ISBN: 019926628X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199266289 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3122 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Bennett engages with the thought of six great thinkers of the early modern period: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume. His chief focus is on the words they wrote. What problem is being tackled? How exactly is the solution meant to work? Does it succeed? If not why not? What can be learned from its success or failure?
Описание: The `Therapeutae` were a Jewish group of ascetic philosophers who lived outside Alexandria in the middle of the first century. This study focuses on issues of history, women, and gender in an exploration of the group, and comes to conclusions about the `Therapeutae` and their relationship with the Jewish allegorical school of exegesis.
Автор: Scruton, Roger Singer, Peter (decamp Professor Of Название: German philosophers ISBN: 0192854240 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192854247 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1405 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.
Автор: Honderich, Ted Название: Philosophers ISBN: 0192854186 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192854186 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1144 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. This title offers illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the 28 greatest Western philosophers, from Socrates to Sartre.
Автор: Barnes, Jonathan Название: Pre-socratic philosophers ISBN: 0415050790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415050791 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 2716 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Demonstrates the continuing importance of the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition - all the main thinkers from Thales to the Sophists.
Автор: Kirk, G.s. Raven, J.e. Schofield, Malcolm Название: Presocratic philosophers ISBN: 0521274559 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521274555 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2601 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides.
Автор: Waithe Название: A History of Women Philosophers ISBN: 9024733685 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789024733682 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 12154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This first volume in a set of four chronicles the contributions women have made to that most abstract of intellectual disciplines, philosophy.
Описание: Marina McCoy explores Plato’s treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of philosophy. However, the philosopher and the sophist are distinguished by the philosopher’s love of the forms as the ultimate objects of desire. It is this love of the forms that informs the philosopher’s rhetoric, which he uses to lead his partner to better understand his deepest desires. McCoy’s work is of interest to philosophers, classicists, and communications specialists alike in its careful yet comprehensive treatment of philosophy, sophistry, and rhetoric as portrayed through the drama of the dialogues.
Автор: Jacqueline Broad Название: Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century ISBN: 0521039177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521039178 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this rich and detailed study of early modern women’s thought, Jacqueline Broad explores the complexity of women’s responses to Cartesian philosophy and its intellectual legacy in England and Europe. She examines the work of thinkers such as Mary Astell, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway and Damaris Masham, who were active participants in the intellectual life of their time and were also the respected colleagues of philosophers such as Descartes, Leibniz and Locke. She also illuminates the continuities between early modern women’s thought and the anti-dualism of more recent feminist thinkers. The result is a more gender-balanced account of early modern thought than has hitherto been available. Broad’s clear and accessible exploration of this still-unfamiliar area will have a strong appeal to both students and scholars in the history of philosophy, women’s studies and the history of ideas.
Описание: This volume offers a vivid personal account of eminent philosophers and educators with whom the author has interacted over the half century of his academic career at Harvard. It recalls the personalities and ideas of landmark thinkers of the recent past, thus counteracting the prevalent amnesia of research universities. It reflects on the educational impact of the scholars' styles of teaching as well as the varied approaches embodied in their academic practice. In addition, it affords insights into the human workings of universities and the varieties of scholarship in the continuing quest of shared understanding. The book includes fourteen photographs of scholars portrayed in the book.
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