Retrieving the Ancients
An Introduction to Greek Philosophy
By (author) David Roochnik
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Retrieving the Ancients by David Roochnik
Book DescriptionRetrieving the Ancients tells the story of the first philosophers in the West. * A clear and engaging introduction to ancient Greek philosophy. * Tells the story of the first philosophers in the West, from Thales to Aristotle. * Has a strong sense of narrative drive. * Treats the history of ancient Greek philosophy dialectically, as a conversation in which each thinker responds to and moves beyond his predecessors. * Argues that the works of the ancients are as valuable today as ever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405108614
(237mm x 164mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presenting an introduction to ancient Greek philosophy, this work tells the story of some of the first philosophers in the West, from Thales to Aristotle. It treats the history of ancient Greek philosophy dialectically, as a conversation in which each thinker responds to and moves beyond his predecessors.
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Author Biography - David Roochnik
David Roochnik is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. His previous publications Of Art and Wisdom: Plato's Understanding of Techne (1996) and Beautiful City: The Dialectical Character of Plato's Republic (2003). In addition to his scholarly work in the field of ancient Greek philosophy, he has also published a short story and has recently completed a novel.
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