A Companion to Ancient Philosophy  -     Edited By: Mary Louise Gill, Pierre Pellegrin
    By: Mary Louise Gill(Eds.) & Pierre Pellegrin(Eds.)
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A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Wiley-Blackwell / 2009 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 832
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405188340
ISBN-13: 9781405188340
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Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

Publisher's Description

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive and current overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from its origins until late antiquity.
  • Comprises an extensive collection of original essays, featuring contributions from both rising stars and senior scholars of ancient philosophy
  • Integrates analytic and continental traditions
  • Explores the development of various disciplines, such as mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine, in relation to ancient philosophy
  • Includes an illuminating introduction, bibliography, chronology, maps and an index

Author Bio

Mary Louise Gill is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Brown University. She is the author of Aristotle on Substance: The Paradox of Unity (1989), Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics (co-edited with Theodore Scaltsas and David Charles, 1994), Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton (co-edited with James G. Lennox, 1994), and Plato: Parmenides (with Paul Ryan, 1996).

Pierre Pellegrin is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. His authored works include Aristotle's Classification of Animals (1986), and Aristote: Le Philosophe et les Savoirs (2002).

Editorial Reviews

“This Companion does a good job of introducing students to the study of ancient philosophy…This book will give students a sense of what working in the area of ancient philosophy involves and may encourage them to develop some of the requisite skills themselves rather than simply furnish another source for regurgitation.” (The Classical Review, Vol 58 No. 1 2008)

"[T]he Companion draws together a wealth of material, presented in accordance with the most recent scholarly standards for the interpretation of ancient philosophical texts. The Companion will be an excellent source-book for students interested in the study of ancient philosophy, as well as for scholars who are rethinking their views on well-known problems by considering the new perspectives offered." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

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