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Description - Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds by Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of early Christian philosophy and of ancient science. A major theme of the book is in fact the competition between pagan and Christian philosophy in this period, and the Jewish tradition
appears in the shape of Philo of Alexandria. Anyone wishing to learn about how Western thought developed will find this book enjoyable and illuminating.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198818601
ISBN-10: 0198818602
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2018
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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