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  1. The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)

    From Plato to Canetti

    By J. S. McClelland

    First published in 1989, this persuasive and original by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. The book examines histories of political thought and their...

    Published June 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Musical Structure of Plato's Dialogues

    By J.B. Kennedy

    J. B. Kennedy argues that Plato's dialogues have an unsuspected musical structure and use symbols to encode Pythagorean doctrines. The followers of Pythagoras famously thought that the cosmos had a hidden musical structure and that wise philosophers would be able to hear this harmony of the spheres...

    Published April 29th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Animals in Greek and Roman Thought

    A Sourcebook

    By Stephen Newmyer

    Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

    Although reasoned discourse on human-animal relations is often considered a late twentieth-century phenomenon, ethical debate over animals and how humans should treat them can be traced back to the philosophers and literati of the classical world. From Stoic assertions that humans owe nothing to...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. A Plato Primer

    By J.D.G. Evans

    "A Plato Primer" introduces beginning students and the general reader to the main theses, concepts and arguments in Plato's philosophy. Subtle, versatile and multi-faceted though Plato's thought undoubtedly is, it has a core that needs to be explored and savoured. Evans presents this core, as it...

    Published May 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Plato

    By Andrew Mason

    Series: Ancient Philosophies

    Plato (c.428-347 BCE) stands at the beginning of many debates that have continued throughout the history of philosophy. His literary career spanned fifty years and the influence of his ideas and those of his followers pervaded philosophy throughout antiquity. Andrew Mason's lucid and engaging...

    Published February 28th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought

    Edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham

    Series: Routledge Religion Companions

    The shape and course which Christian thought has taken over its history is largely due to the contributions of individuals and communities in the second and third centuries. Bringing together a remarkable team of distinguished scholars, The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought is the...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Introducing Greek Philosophy

    By M. R. Wright

    Aimed at students of classics and of philosophy who would like a taste of the subject before being committed to a full course and at those who have already started and need to find their bearings in what may seem at first a complex maze of names and schools, "Introducing Greek Philosophy" is a...

    Published July 31st 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle

    By Miira Tuominen

    In late antiquity the works of Plato and Aristotle were subject to intense study, which eventually led to the development of a new literary form, the philosophical commentary. Until recently these commentaries were understood chiefly as sources of information for the masters - Plato and Aristotle -...

    Published April 26th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Ancient Scepticism

    By Harald Thorsrud

    Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgement in the face of uncertainty, has been influential since is beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments...

    Published October 31st 2008 by Routledge

  10. Neoplatonism

    By Pauliina Remes

    Although Neoplatonism has long been studied by classicists, until recently most philosophers saw the ideas of Plotinus et al as a lot of religious/magical mumbo-jumbo. Recent work however has provided a new perspective on the philosophical issues in Neoplatonism and Pauliina Remes new introduction...

    Published August 31st 2008 by Routledge