Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Ancient Philosophy Books

You are currently browsing 31–40 of 63 new and published books in the subject of Ancient Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 4

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists

    The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs

    Edited by Paul T. Keyser, Georgia L. Irby-Massie

    The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists is the first comprehensive English language work to provide a survey of all ancient natural science, from its beginnings through the end of Late Antiquity. A team of over 100 of the world’s experts in the field have compiled this Encyclopedia,...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 March 1st 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 August 1st 2009 by Routledge