Fundamentals of Philosophy

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Ancient Philosophy: The Fundamentals Publisher's summary

Part of the popular Fundamentals of Philosophy series, Ancient Philosophy is an ideal resource for beginning students as well as for advanced students wishing to hone their understanding of the philosophies of the ancient world. 

Clear and engaging, this book covers a representative selection of major ancient thinkers, movements, and schools of thought, including the Sophists and other significant Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, the Stoics, the Skeptics, and early Judeo-Christian philosophy up to Augustine. 

Written by a prominent scholar and author in ancient philosophy studies, this book:   

  • Provides an overview of important issues in the study of the philosophies of the ancient world   
  • Explores the relevance of the theories of ancient thinkers to the modern world   
  • Charts the progression in the ancient world from worldviews based in mythology to systems of thought based on the analysis of evidence   
  • Presents up-to-date scholarship as well as historical material from ancient sources   
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy and examines all arguments carefully and sequentially
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