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The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed

by M. Andrew Holowchak

Stoicism was a key philosophical movement in the Hellenistic period. Today, the stoics are central to the study of Ethics and Ancient Philosophy. In The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed, M. Andrew Holowchak...


Heidegger's Platonism

by Mark A. Ralkowski

Heidegger's Platonism challenges Heidegger's 1940 interpretation of Plato as the philosopher who initiated the West's ontological decline into contemporary nihilism. Mark A. Ralkowski argues that, in his earlier...


Plato for Beginners

by Robert Cavalier & Eric Lurio

All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it.

Plato’s questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings,...


Taming Anger: The Hellenic Approach to the Limitations of Reason

by Kostas Kalimtzis

From Homer to Aristotle, understanding anger and harnessing its power was at the core of Hellenic civilization. Homer created the framework for philosophical inquiries into anger, one that persisted until it...


Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

by Daniel D. Novotný & Lukáš| Novák

This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez's Metaphysical Disputations published...


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


Julian (Routledge Revivals): An Intellectual Biography

by Polymnia Athanassiadi

Julian: An Intellectual Biography, first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian's intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman...


Dewey and the Ancients: Essays on Hellenic and Hellenistic Themes in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by Christopher C. Kirby

Dewey's students at Columbia saw him as "an Aristotelian more Aristotelian than Aristotle himself."

However, until now, there has been little consideration of the influence Greek thought had on the intellectual...


Cicero's Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice

by Jonathan Zarecki

The resurgence of interest in Cicero's political philosophy in the last twenty years demands a re-evaluation of Cicero's ideal statesman and its relationship not only to Cicero's political theory but also to...


Arguing with Socrates: An Introduction to Plato's Shorter Dialogues

by Christopher Warne

Ranging from the Symposium to the Apology, this is a concise butauthoritative guide to the most important and widely studied of Plato'sSocratic dialogues.Taking each of the major dialogues in turn, Arguingwith...


Politicized Physics in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: Essays on Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, and Spinoza

by Robert J. Roecklein

This book examines the role that natural philosophy (that is, doctrines of physics) plays in the emergence of Early Modern political thought. Robert J. Roecklein argues that the natural philosophy of Early Modernity,...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics

by Anne Sheppard

With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia...


Roman Stoicism

by Edward Vernon Arnold

Roman Stoicism, first published in 1911, offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated...


Republicanism during the Early Roman Empire

by Sam Wilkinson

Exploring the political ideology of Republicanism under the Roman emperors of the first century AD, Sam Wilkinson puts forward the hypothesis that there was indeed opposition to the political structure and ideology...


Holderlin and the Poetry of Tragedy: Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Benjamin

by Jeremy Tambling

Focusing on Friedrich Hölderlin’s writings on Greek tragedy—especially the works of Sophocles, which he translated to German—this study also examines Hölderlin’s own poetry, which frequently engaged...


Discourses (Books 1 and 2)

by Epictetus & , P. E. Matheson

These discussions between an ancient Greek teacher of Stoicism and his students offer secular thinkers a mode of reasoning that dismisses the strictures of absolutism and emotionalism in exchange for a more...


Discourses (Books 3 and 4)

by Epictetus & , P. E. Matheson

In this compilation of Books 3 and 4 of Epictetus' Discourses, the philosopher discusses the quest for freedom, solitude, cynicism, fear, discretion, the avoidance of quarrels, and other subjects of enduring...


Five Stages of Greek Religion

by Gilbert Murray

Beginning with Greece's earliest rites, this volume traces the development of the classic religion of the Olympian gods and discusses the religion of the philosophic schools of the fourth century BC. It portrays...


Causality and Modern Science: Third Revised Edition

by Mario Bunge

Important, non-technical, clearly written examination of causality, including discussion of empirical and romantic critiques.