Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy

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The only encyclopedia in English specific to the field of Classical Philosophy, this work contains over 250 articles on major and minor figures and topics by leading scholars.
The only encyclopedia in English specific to the field of Classical Philosophy, this work presents 270 articles on major and minor figures and on topics of importance to the philosophy of Greek and Roman antiquity. The articles, written by leading scholars, present not only succinct historical accounts, but they inform readers about issues of interpretation and debate in the contemporary scholarly study of the Classical period. Scholars, students, and lay persons in any area of study that is influenced by the Classical era--from archaeology to oratory--will find this handy volume useful in gaining a comprehensive view of the philosophy of an era that has come to occupy a place of preeminence in humanistic studies.

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Some 270 entries cover concepts and personalities from the dawn of philosophy in Ionia in the sixth century BCE to the decline of the Academy in Athens in the sixth century CE. Many of the articles are thematic, including sketches of ancient thought in epistemology, ethics, and political thought. Some focus on foundational concepts that are no longer considered part of philosophy, such as mathematics and medical science, or cultural or intellectual endeavors such as poetry or rhetoric. The majority of articles are devoted to major and minor individuals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780313287756
Branch Call Number: R 180 ENC
Characteristics: xv, 614 p. ; 24 cm


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