Category: Greek Roman

The A to Z of the Renaissance by Charles Garfield Nauert

By Charles Garfield Nauert

Few sessions have given civilization any such powerful impulse because the Renaissance, which begun in Italy after which unfold to the remainder of Europe. in the course of its short epoch, so much vigorously from the fourteen to the 16th centuries, Europe reached again to old Greece and Rome, and driven forward in different fields: paintings, structure, literature, philosophy, banking, trade, faith, politics, and war. this period is inundated with well-known names (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Shakespeare), and the history it left can infrequently be overestimated.

The A to Z of the Renaissance offers info on those fields via its chronology, which lines occasions from 1250 to 1648, and its advent delineating the underlying beneficial properties of the interval. notwithstanding, it's the dictionary part, with hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced entries on well-known people (from Adrian to Zwingli), key destinations, aiding political and social associations, wars, non secular reformations, achievements, and screw ups, that is the center of this e-book. extra study is facilitated by means of the bibliography

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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume XXIX: Winter by David Sedley

By David Sedley

Oxford reports in old Philosophy is a quantity of unique articles on all points of historical philosophy. The articles can be of considerable size, and contain serious notices of significant books. OSAP is released two times each year, in either hardback and paperback. This quantity gains essays on Empedocles, Xenophon, and Socrates, with numerous on every one of Plato and Aristotle.

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Aristotle, Rhetoric I. A Commentary by William M.A. Grimaldi

By William M.A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric I: A statement starts off the acclaimed paintings undertaken by means of the writer, later accomplished within the moment (1988) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st observation at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it isn't more likely to be outdated for a minimum of one other hundred years.

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Form and Transformation: A Study in the Philosophy of by Frederic M. Schroeder

By Frederic M. Schroeder

The Platonic shape is usually offered as an device of rationalization and as a reason in ontology, epistemology, and ethics. As such, it is often approached from the point of view of its family members to the details of the practical global. Frederic Schroeder contends that Plotinus argues for the sovereignty of the Platonic shape either as a floor of being and as an intrinsically helpful item of intellective and religious imaginative and prescient. those elements coalesce within the considered Plotinus, for whom the shape is, except its philosophical makes use of, an item of pleasure. Schroeder argues additionally that the actual has to be noticeable as having an intrinsic personality, particular from its courting to the shape or to different details. the actual therefore turns into a window at the international of shape. during his exploration of the sovereignty of shape, Schroeder examines the subjects of illumination, silence, language, and love. He undertakes an immanent interpretation of the Plotinian textual content, exhibiting how Plotinian vocabulary screens difficult inner connections and genetic relationships. Schroeder exhibits that Plotinus' suggestion isn't really at risk of association right into a closed, linear synthesis yet has its personal order, targeted at the conviction that shape is of intrinsic price and that it is just from the point of view of this intrinsic worth that we will be able to comprehend its makes use of and importance in rationalization and causation. instead of attempting to build one of these synthesis, Schroeder, ranging from this easy perception into Plotinus' realizing of the Platonic shape, leads the reader to a better realizing of Plotinus' demeanour of philosophizing.

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Stoicism Today: Selected Writings (Volume 1) by Patrick Ussher

By Patrick Ussher

From Stoic ethics to emotions, from Stoic mayors and mindfulness to useful philosophy, parenting, psychotherapy and prisons, from celebrity Trek and Socrates to Stoic legal professionals, literature and residing normally, this publication brings jointly a wide-ranging number of reflections on dwelling the Stoic existence at the present time. you will learn recommendation on dealing with adversity, reflections on happiness and the great existence and strong own stories of placing Stoicism into training. yet you will additionally examine the hyperlinks among Stoicism and psychotherapy, Stoicism and mindfulness meditation and the unforeseen locations Stoicism can pop up in sleek tradition. This booklet could be of curiosity to either lecturers and non-academics alike and is ready the various ways that the 2,300 12 months outdated philosophy as a lifestyle continues to be correct to the worries and wishes of the current day.

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Listening to the Cicadas: A Study of Plato’s Phaedrus by G. R. F. Ferrari

By G. R. F. Ferrari

The focal point of this account is how fantasy and formal argument within the discussion Phaedrus supplement and strengthen one another in Plato's philosophy. not just is the discussion in its formal constitution a becoming a member of of fable and argument, however the philosophic lifestyles that it praises can be formed via the restrictions of argument and the significance of legendary and poetic knowing. The e-book is written for a person heavily attracted to Plato's inspiration and within the heritage of literary idea or of rhetoric. No wisdom of Greek is needed.

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