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Description - Classical Philosophy by Peter Adamson

Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering of
philosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics. This full coverage allows
Adamson to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. This is a new kind of history which will bring philosophy to life for all readers, including those coming to the subject for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198767039
ISBN-10: 019876703X
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson took his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and first worked at King's College London. In 2012 he moved to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, where he is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy. He has published widely in ancient and medieval philosophy, especially on Neoplatonism and on philosophy in the Islamic world.

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