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Greek and Roman Philosophy After Aristotle : Readings in the History of Philosophy - Jason L. Saunders

Greek and Roman Philosophy After Aristotle

Readings in the History of Philosophy

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780684836430
Number Of Pages: 384

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A concise selection from the standard philosophical works after the death of Aristotle to the close of the third century, which includes the writings of seminal figures, from early Christian thought.

Lucretius, Epicurus, Epictetus, Sextus Empiricus, Lucian, Philo of Alexandria, and Plotinus were among the greatest philosophers of the Hellenistic Age.

In carefully chosen selections of their writings, eminent scholar Jason Saunders offers readers a provocative sampling of the major surviving works, showing how their philosophies greatly influenced early Christian thought, as evidenced by the passages included from the work of St. Paul, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertullian.

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Epicureanismp. 13
On the Nature of Thingsp. 15
Letter to Pythoclesp. 47
Letter to Menoeceusp. 49
Principal Doctrinesp. 53
Stoicismp. 59
Early Stoic Logicp. 60
Early Stoic Physicsp. 80
Early Stoic Ethicsp. 111
The Manual of Epictetusp. 133
Hymn to Zeusp. 149
Skepticismp. 151
Outlines of Pyrrhonismp. 152
The Sale of Philosophersp. 183
Philo (Judaeus) of Alexandriap. 199
On the Account of the World's Creation Given by Mosesp. 200
Plotinusp. 229
vi (Beauty)p. 230
viii (The Soul's Descent into Body)p. 240
i (The Three Initial Hypostases)p. 249
ix (On the Good, or the One)p. 261
iii (Dialectic)p. 271
viii (On the Intellectual Beauty)p. 276
Early Christian Thoughtp. 287
Book of Actsp. 290
Dialogue with Tryphop. 293
Hortatory Address to the Greeksp. 295
Octaviusp. 297
The Stromatap. 305
On First Principlesp. 328
Prescription against Hereticsp. 343
On the Soulp. 352
Bibliographyp. 359
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780684836430
ISBN-10: 0684836432
Series: Readings in the History of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1