Voices of Ancient Philosophy
An Introductory Reader
By (author) Julia Annas
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Voices of Ancient Philosophy by Julia Annas
Book DescriptionThis topically organized collection is intended as an introduction to the many varied voices of ancient philosophy that involves the reader directly in the issues. Rather than proceeding chronologically through different systems, the student engages with a variety of contributions to issues of continuing relevance. A wide diversity of areas, methods, and traditions is presented in a way that recaptures their original freshness. Annas provides substantial commentary on the reading that uncovers the main lines of argument and encourages students to think about problems. In addition she includes biographical sketches of the thinkers, a chronological timeline, and short discussions of the major movements in ancient philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195126952
(235mm x 164mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Julia Annas
Julia Annas is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.
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