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Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Gerald A. Press

It is widely agreed that Plato laid the foundations for the whole history of western thought and, well over 2000 years later, his work is still studied by every student of philosophy. Yet his thought and writings...


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: An Intellectual Biography: 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...


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...


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...


Symposium and Phaedrus

by Plato

Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental...


The Birth of Tragedy

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.


The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

by Plato

Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity

by Anthony K. Jensen & Helmut Heit

Typically, the first decade of Friedrich Nietzsche's career is considered a sort of pr�cis to his mature thinking. Yet his philological articles, lectures, and notebooks on Ancient Greek culture and thought...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of H

by Roger Von Oech

"You can't step in the same river twice."

"Dogs bark at what they don't understand."

"The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering."

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative...


The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

by Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren

The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aristotle

by Claudia Baracchi

Aristotle is one of the most crucial figures in the history of Western thought, and his name and ideas continue to be invoked in a wide range of contemporary philosophical discussions. The Bloomsbury Companion...


Delusions of Invulnerability: Wisdom and Morality in Ancient Greece, China and Today

by G.E.R. Lloyd

How were the aims of philosophy and the responsibilities of philosophers conceived in ancient Greece and China? How were the learned elite recruited and controlled; how were their speculations and advice influenced...


Philosophy and Exegesis in Simplicius: The Methodology of a Commentator

by Han Baltussen

This is the first book-length study in English of the interpretative and philosophical approach of the commentaries of Simplicius of Cilicia (c. AD 530). Simplicius' work, marked by doctrinal complexity and...