Cicero: On Moral Ends

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,Julia Annas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669016

Category: Mathematics

Page: 158

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An accessible 2001 translation of Cicero's important work on ethics.

Cicero's De Finibus

Philosophical Approaches

Author: Julia Annas,Gábor Betegh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107074835

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 2964

This book opens up Cicero's work philosophically, taking us deeper into ancient ethical debates and into Cicero's own sceptical stance.

Cicero: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Catherine Steel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805008


Page: 28

View: 9332

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit


Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764022

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5843

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemesis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless Consul who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome's leading man after Caesar's assassination in 44 BCE. And he was the indecisive schemer whose personal ambitions and bitter rivalry with Mark Antony led to his own violent death in 43 BCE as an enemy of the state. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero, as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. She focuses on his major writings, allowing the great rhetorician to speak for himself. Cicero's rich legacy is seen to endure in the works of Plutarch and Quintilian as well as in the speeches of Winston Churchill and Barack Obama.

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139618946

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 7208

Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right, offering valuable insights into Aristotle's ideas on virtue, happiness and the good life. This volume offers a translation by Brad Inwood and Raphael Woolf that is both fluent and exact, and an introduction in which they help the reader to gain a deeper understanding both of the Eudemian Ethics and of its relation to the Nicomachean Ethics and to Aristotle's ethical thought as a whole. The explanatory notes address Aristotle's many references to other works, people and events. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history of ethics, ancient and moral philosophy, and Aristotle studies.

Cicero on the Attack

Invective and Subversion in the Orations and Beyond

Author: Joan Booth

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales


Category: History

Page: 216

View: 5055

Eight new essays, from a distinguished international cast, examine the techniques of Cicero's verbal aggression. Analysis includes political and forensic context but also Cicero's own formal theory of rhetoric and his debts to other genres, literary and dramatic.

Syllecta Classica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical literature

Page: N.A

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Gesammelte Schriften

Author: Günther Patzig

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783892440499

Category: Ethics

Page: 303

View: 1140

The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics

Author: Jon Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052151388X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 6344

A new collection of thirteen essays, covering the reception of Aristotle's ethics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Provides both a history of reception and conceptual analysis for each figure or school. For students of philosophy and of the history of ethics and ideas.

The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy

Author: Sacha Golob,Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108206107

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 7261

With fifty-four chapters charting the development of moral philosophy in the Western world, this volume examines the key thinkers and texts and their influence on the history of moral thought from the pre-Socratics to the present day. Topics including Epicureanism, humanism, Jewish and Arabic thought, perfectionism, pragmatism, idealism and intuitionism are all explored, as are figures including Aristotle, Boethius, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and Rawls, as well as numerous key ideas and schools of thought. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, drawing on the latest research to offer rigorous analysis of the canonical figures and movements of this branch of philosophy. The volume provides a comprehensive yet philosophically advanced resource for students and teachers alike as they approach, and refine their understanding of, the central issues in moral thought.

Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy

Author: Myrto Hatzimichali

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949614X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 436

Eclecticism is a concept widely used in the history of ancient philosophy to describe the intellectual stance of diverse thinkers such as Plutarch, Cicero and Seneca. In this book the historical and interpretative problems associated with eclecticism are for the first time approached from the point of view of the only self-described eclectic philosopher from Antiquity, Potamo of Alexandria. The evidence is examined in detail with reference to the philosophical and wider intellectual background of the period. Potamo's views are placed in the context of key debates at the forefront of late Hellenistic philosophical activity to which he contributed, such as the criterion of truth, the first principles in physics, the moral end and the interpretation of Aristotle's esoteric works. The emergence of eclecticism is thus treated in connection with the major shift in philosophical interests and methods that marked the passage from Hellenistic to Imperial philosophy.

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Author: Adrian Bardon,Heather Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

View: 3269

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts – provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field

Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts

Moral and Political Philosophy

Author: Jill Kraye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426046

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 8405

The first of a two-volume anthology containing new translations of important works on moral philosophy written during the Renaissance.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9514

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A History of Classical Scholarship

From the Revival of Learning to the End of the Eighteenth Century in Italy, France, England and the Netherlands

Author: John Edwin Sandys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108027075

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 536

View: 2118

This comprehensive history of classical learning from the sixth century BCE to 1900 was first published between 1903 and 1908.

Rereading Ancient Philosophy

Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows

Author: Verity Harte,Raphael Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107194970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

View: 6857

Revisits central texts and themes in ancient philosophy in order to throw fresh light on some familiar passages and debates.