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  1. The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek Science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world as well as to philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors produce an interesting story of...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Essence of Plato's Philosophy

    By Constantin Ritter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in English in 1933, provides a detailed analysis of the life and concepts of the Greek philosopher Plato. The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy explores epistemology and ontology, the philosophy of nature, ethics and the philosophy of the state, and aesthetics and religion....

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. From the Socratics to the Socratic Schools

    Classical Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology

    By Ugo Zilioli

    In the two golden centuries that followed the death of Socrates, ancient philosophy underwent a tremendous transformation that culminated in the philosophical systematizations of Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic schools. Fundamental figures other than Plato were active after the death of...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Plato and Levinas

    The Ambiguous Out-Side of Ethics

    By Tanja Staehler

    In the second half of the twentieth century, ethics has gained considerable prominence within philosophy. In contrast to other scholars, Levinas proposed that it be not one philosophical discipline among many, but the most fundamental and essential one. Before philosophy became divided into...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

    Edited by Lorraine Besser-Jones, Michael Slote

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Cicero

    The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic

    By Raphael Woolf

    Series: Philosophy in the Roman World

    Cicero’s philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero’s value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart, another group explore the background from which Christianity arose, considering Paganism...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book explores the life-history of the individual within the context of Plato’s social thought. The author examines Plato’s treatment of the principal crises in an individual life - birth, educational selection, sex, the individual’s contract with society, old age, death, and life...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge