History Of Ancient Philosophy Wilhelm Windelband

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History Of Ancient Philosophy  by  Wilhelm Windelband

History Of Ancient Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband
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Best introduction to classical philosophyWindelbands HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY has served generations of scholars as the best introduction and survey volume to Greek and Roman philosophy. It combines rigorously exact scholarship, insight intoMoreBest introduction to classical philosophyWindelbands HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY has served generations of scholars as the best introduction and survey volume to Greek and Roman philosophy.

It combines rigorously exact scholarship, insight into the difficulties of the student, a geniusfor easily followed presentation with a remarkably complete coverage of persons, movements, and ideas.After an introduction discussing ancient philosophy in general and the intellectual life of Greece in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., the author discusses the Ionian speculators and Pythagoras.

He then analyzes the Milesians (Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes), Heraclitus, the Eleatics, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Leucippus, the Pythagoreans, the Sophists, Socrates, and other early schools and personalities. 20 pages are then devoted to an analysis of Democritus, 50 pages to Plato, and 70 pages to Aristotle.The remainder of the book discusses later classical philosophy.

The Peripatetics, Stoics, Epicureans are covered in detail, as are the Skeptics and the Middle Platonists. Neoplatonism is described in terms of Plotinus, Jamblichus and Proclus, while a special chapter gives a brief discussion of those Christian Apologists who used philosophic techniques, the more important Gnostics, and Origen.Background information is supplied for each philosopher and his thought, while an evaluated bibliography of thousands of entries is given in separate sections within the text.

It covers all the basic work in the historiography of philosophy up to 1900.Translated by H. E. Cushman, from 2nd German edition, xv



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