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  1. Pliny’s Defense of Empire

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Greek Thought and the Origins of the Scientific Spirit

    By Leon Robin

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

    By Gerard J Hughes

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Written by one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics represents a critical point in the study of ethics which has influenced the direction of modern philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics introduces the major...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

    By Nickolas Pappas

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent...

    Published December 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Plato's Dialectic on Woman

    Equal, Therefore Inferior

    By Elena Blair

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato’s dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. The World of Parmenides

    Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

    By Karl Sir Popper

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With a new foreword by Scott Austin 'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also try...

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Ancient Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Christopher Shields

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    In this re-titled and substantially revised update of his Classical Philosophy (2003), Christopher Shields expands his coverage to include the Hellenistic era, and now offers an introduction to more than 1,000 years of ancient philosophy. From Thales and other Pre-Socratics through Socrates,...

    Published November 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Edmund Burke

    By Frank O'Gorman

    First published in 1973, this title offers a concise and readable account of Burke's political philosophy. As well as examining the foundation for Burke's thought, the book also provides much needed connections between the fields of history and political theory. Critical comment and analysis of...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge