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Classical Philosophy


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Preface Early Greek Philosophy 1: Everything is Full of Gods: Thales 2: Infinity and Beyond: Anaximander and Anaximines 3: Created in Our Image: Xenophanes 4: The Man with the Golden Thigh: Pythagoras 5: Old Man River: Heraclitus 6: The Road Less Traveled: Parmenides 7: You Can't Get There From Here: the Eleatics 8: The Final Cut: The Atomists 9: Mind over mixture: Anaxagoras 10: All You Need is Love, and Five Other Things: Empedocles 11: Good Humor Men: the Hippocratic Corpus 12: Making the Weaker Argument the Stronger: The Sophists Socrates and Plato 13: Socrates Without Plato: The Portrayals of Aristophanes and Xenophon 14: Method Man: Plato's Socrates 15: In Dialogue: The Life and Writings of Plato 16: Know Thyself: Two Unloved Platonic Dialogues 17: Virtue Meets its Match: Plato's Gorgias 18: We Don't Need No Education: Plato's Meno 19: I Know, Because the Caged Bird Sings: Plato's Theaetetus 20: Famous Last Words: Plato's Phaedo 21: Soul and the City: Justice in Plato's Republic 22: Ain't No Sunshine: the Cave Allegory of Plato's Republic 23: Second Thoughts: Plato's Parmenides and the Forms 24: Untying the Not: Plato's Sophist 25: What's in a Name?: Plato's Cratylus 26: A Likely Story: Plato's Timaeus 27: Wings of Desire: Plato's Erotic Dialogues 28: Last Judgments: Plato, Poetry, and Myth Aristotle 29: Mr Know it All: Aristotle's Life and Works 30: The Philosopher's Toolkit: Aristotle's Logical Works 31: A Principled Stand: Aristotle's Epistemology 32: Down to Earth: Aristotle on Substance 33: Form and Function: Aristotle's Four Causes 34: Let's Get Physical: Aristotle's Natural Philosophy 35: Soul Power: Aristotle's De Anima 36: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology 37: The Goldilocks Theory: Aristotle's Ethics 38: The Second Self: Aristotle on Pleasure and Friendship 39: God Only Knows: Aristotle on Mind and God 40: Constitutional Conventions: Aristotle's Political Philosophy 41: Stage Directions: Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics 42: Anything You Can Do: Women and Ancient Philosophy 43: The Next Generation: The Followers of Plato and Aristotle Guide to Further Reading

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Peter Adamson took his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and first worked at King's College London. In 2012 he moved to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, where he is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy. He has published widely in ancient and medieval philosophy, especially on Neoplatonism and on philosophy in the Islamic world.


`[Adamson] sets out to achieve the impossible and does a great job of it ... ideal for introducing readers ... to the delights and the fascination of Greek philosophy' John Godwin, Classics for All

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