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  Ancient philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Ancient philosophy was principally pagan, and was finally eclipsed by Christianity in the sixth century ad, but it was so comprehensively annexed by its conqueror that it came, through Christianity, to dominate medieval and Renaissance philosophy.
In this final phase of ancient philosophy, conveniently called ‘imperial’ because it more or less coincides with the era of the Roman empire, the Hellenistic creeds were gradually eclipsed by the revival of doctrinal Platonism, based on the close study of Plato’s texts, out of which it developed a massively elaborate metaphysical scheme.
For the vast majority of ancient philosophers, however, our knowledge of them depends on secondary reports of their words and ideas in other writers, of whom some are genuinely interested in recording the history of philosophy, but others bent on discrediting the views they attribute to them.
www.rep.routledge.com /article/A130   (2342 words)

 WCP: Ancient Philosophy
Philosophy is Education is Politics: A Somewhat Aggressive Reading of Protagoras 334d-338e
Philosophy and Dialogue: Plato's Unwritten Doctrines from a Hermeneutical Point of View
A Notion of μηδέv in the Philosophy of Aristotle
www.bu.edu /wcp/MainAnci.htm   (400 words)

  Greek Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Philosophy was first brought into connection with practical life by Pythagoras of Samos (about 582-504 BCE), from whom it received its name: "the love of wisdom".
Philosophy to him meant science, and its aim was the recognition of the purpose in all things.
The last home of philosophy was at Athens, where Proclus (411-485) sought to reduce to a kind of system the whole mass of philosophic tradition, until in 529 CE, the teaching of philosophy at Athens was forbidden by Justinian.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/g/greekphi.htm   (3899 words)

 Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy and Ancient Science
The departments of Classics, Philosophy, and History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh cooperate in offering a program leading to the Ph.D. degree in classics, philosophy, or history and philosophy of science, with a special concentration in ancient philosophy and/or science.
His major interests are Greek philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology, and ethics.
She specializes in Ancient Philosophy, and is working on topics in moral psychology in Plato and Aristotle.
www.pitt.edu /~classics/cpas.html   (2001 words)

 Philosophy Graduate Program
Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy is not a subject apart, but is fully integrated into the philosophical life of the department.
Students who do not intend to pursue ancient Greek and Roman philosophy as their primary area of specialization are still warmly encouraged to learn as much as they want to, to participate fully in classes and seminars, and to write on comparative topics.
Courses she might offer that would be of interest to graduate students in Philosophy could include seminars on Senecan drama and philosophy, on the development of classical concepts of the self, and on the sexual and visual metaphors of ancient philosophy.
philosophy.uchicago.edu /graduate   (2020 words)

 Ancient :: History of Philosophy : RSS Directory : Gourt
Ancient history is the study of significant cultural and political events from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages.
Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, currently most Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476 as the end of ancient European history.
Ancient Roman philosophy: Discourses by Epictetus - A selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, ancient Roman philosopher who was born 60 AD, on surrender and the will of God.
society.gourt.com /Philosophy/History-of-Philosophy/Ancient.html   (1178 words)

 Ancient Philosophy
This course is conceived both as an introduction to the main topics of Ancient philosophy and as a brief survey of its development from the Presocratics through to the Classical schools of Academy and Lyceum.
Ancient Greek philosophy is admittedly much more than just the chronological beginning of Western philosophy.
The main objective of this course is to get acquainted with the most important texts of Ancient Greek philosophy, to learn how to read and interpret them, and finaly, to understand the conceptual framework and particular categories conveying the fundamental ideas of Greek philosophers.
www.uri.edu /personal/szunjic/philos/ancient.htm   (500 words)

 Ancient Philosophy
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXVIII edited by David Sedley (Oxford University Press) (Hardcover) Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy.
Ancient Philosophy: A New History Of Western Philosophy Volume One by Anthony Kenny (Clarendon Press: Oxford University Press) In Volume 1, Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world.
Ancient Philosophy spans over a thousand years and brings to life the great minds of the past, from Thales, Pythagoras, and Parmenides to Socrates, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Augustine.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/ancient/ancientphilosophyR.htm   (1802 words)

 Master of Arts in Ancient Philosophy | Distance Learning Degree Program | MA
The study of these ideas has more than mere academic interest, for the ancient thinkers set themselves the task of securing for their students 'the good life', that is, the capacity to live as well as one may in ways that are appropriate for rational and conscientious beings.
Graduate students of Ancient Philosophy will deepen their broad humanistic backgrounds, and will be expected to work independently and aggressively to identify and secure an understanding of the issues that seem most meaningful, the challenge of which will have the potential to stimulate the candidate to contribute to new knowledge in the discipline.
A primary goal of graduate study is to facilitate recognition in the wider Humanities of the significance of Ancient Philosophy, and to identify various avenues by which mastery of the discipline might be cultivated.
www.warnborough.ie /faculties/arts/maancient.htm   (917 words)

 Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
The Consortium organizes a conference in ancient Greek or Roman philosophy every other year; advanced graduate students in the Consortium are sometimes invited to be respondents at the conference.
Students interested in graduate study in ancient philosophy in Chicago should apply to the particular PhD programs they are interested in; there is no one common admission procedure.
Students may indicate their interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy when applying for admission to any of the universities or at any time in their graduate career.
www.uic.edu /orgs/ancientphilosophy   (463 words)

 Philosophy in Ancient India - Crystalinks
Hindu philosophy (one of the main divisions of Indian philosophy) is traditionally seen through the prism of six different systems (called darshanas in Sanskrit) that are listed here and make up the main belief systems of Hinduism.
The characteristic of this philosophy is to consider being (consciousness) together with the other issues and is part of the thought systems of the vast Vedic religion of Hinduism.
Carvaka also known as Lokayata, is a thoroughly materialistic and atheistic school of thought with ancient roots in India.
www.crystalinks.com /indiaphilosophy.html   (1227 words)

 Philosophy Now
As our knowledge of the ancient world grows apace, scholars have become more sensitive to the nuances of the language the ancients used to discuss philosophy and have also deepened their understanding of the worldview within which ancient philosophers thought and argued.
This was accompanied by a deeper analysis of the subtleties of the language used in Greek philosophy and a greater awareness of ambiguities and their consequences in arguments.
Plato expert M.M.McCabe says that this focus on understanding the reasoning of the ancients "antedates some of the moments of revolution in modern philosophy." One striking aspect of Ancient Philosophy: "The wonderful thing is that it really mattered to the people who wrote it", says Raphael Woolf of King's College London.
www.philosophynow.org /archive/articles/20daniels.htm   (2816 words)

 Ancient Philosophy: Miscellaneous
The University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for postgraduate study in Ancient Philosophy.
The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument.
Getting away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book aims to give readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.
www.lycos.com /info/ancient-philosophy--miscellaneous.html   (384 words)

 Ancient philosophy
The history of Philosophy in the west begins with the Greeks, and particularly with a group of philosophers commonly called the pre-Socratics.
In the east, Indian philosophy begins with the Vedas where questions related to laws of nature, the origin of the universe and the place of man in it are asked.
Buddhist philosophy arose in India but contributions to it were made in China, Japan, and Korea also.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/a/an/ancient_philosophy.shtml   (643 words)

 Amazon.com: What Is Ancient Philosophy?: Books: Pierre Hadot,Michael Chase   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pierre Hadot's approach, which studies the ancient Greek philosophers with an emphasis on the existential choice that lies at the heart of their philosophical life, is generally well respected but also rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
The idea of philosophy as a lived practice, rather than an academic discipline from which one retires at the end of the work day, is articulated by Hadot through the many examples of ancient philosophy in the western tradition.
Ancient Philosophy was a way of looking at one's life, and a way of living one's life.
www.amazon.com /What-Ancient-Philosophy-Pierre-Hadot/dp/0674007336   (1773 words)

 Ancient Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy.
Students of ancient philosophy should be grateful for the recent upsurge of interest in the history of political thought.
When one considers how many ancient philosophy specialists haven't had the time or patience to master Latin on top of Greek and the fact that classicists with a strong interest in the history of philosophy are scarce, it is obvious that up-to-date and accurate translations of Latin philosophical texts are desperately needed.
www.lycos.com /info/ancient-philosophy.html   (315 words)

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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy.
Students of ancient philosophy should be grateful for the recent upsurge of interest in the history of political thought.
When one considers how many ancient philosophy specialists haven't had the time or patience to master Latin on top of Greek and the fact that classicists with a strong interest in the history of philosophy are scarce, it is obvious that up-to-date and accurate translations of Latin philosophical texts are desperately needed.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/ancient-philosophy.html   (315 words)

 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY: The Period of Naturalism
The philosophy of the early Greeks was dominated by the search for the One Principle, or cause which should explain phenomena.
Among the Grecian stocks which have contributed greatly to the formation of philosophy is the Ionian strain, which was spread through Asia Minor, the islands of the Aegean Sea (Ionia), and southern Italy and Sicily.
It is among the Ionian colonies of Asia Minor that the story of philosophy takes its beginning, because it was in the flourishing city of Miletus that the first three Western philosophers were born and lives: Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes.
radicalacademy.com /adiphilnaturalism.htm   (2273 words)

 Foundations Study Guide: Ancient Greek Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek philosophy, and philosophy itself, begins around 600 B.C. with a man called Thales, reaches its magnificent climax with Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and peters out in the twilight of the Roman Empire many centuries later.
The Presocratic philosophers are best approached by first studying a work on the history of philosophy giving a unified account of the entire period, and then studying the individual philosophers of the period in more detail.
For the last period of ancient Greek philosophy, long as it is, useful works are not as numerous as for the other two periods.
www.objectivistcenter.org /articles/foundations_ancient-greek-philosophy.asp   (2007 words)

 Oberlin Course Catalog--Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy offers a full curriculum on four levels: introductory courses (101-110), history of philosophy courses (125-150, 245, 250), intermediate and advanced courses with concentration on particular sub-fields of philosophy (200-250), and topical and historical seminars (301-370).
These other courses are not intended to serve as introductory courses in philosophy, but they may still be taken by students without previous philosophical training who have a special interest in their topics.
An introduction to philosophy through the study and discussion of topics such as the nature and existence of God, the grounds and limits of human knowledge, minds and their place in nature, freedom and determinism, and the nature of morality.
www.oberlin.edu /catalog02/college/philos.html   (2466 words)

 Intentionality in Ancient Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Once the investigation is properly framed, it is clear that philosophical interest in intentionality can be traced back to the very origins of ancient philosophy.
The first attention paid to intentionality in Greek philosophy is arguably in the early 5th century B.C.E., in Parmenides’ poem (later referred to as On Nature), where it is already taken to be problematic.
Spiegelberg, Herbert, 1976, “‘Intention’ and ‘Intentionality’ in the Scholastics, Brentano and Husserl.” in The Philosophy of Brentano, Linda L. McAlister (ed.), 108-127, London: Duckworth.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/intentionality-ancient   (6015 words)

 Ancient Roman Philosophy - Crystalinks
The contents of the philosophy were particularly amenable to the Roman world view, especially since the Stoic insistence on acceptance of all situations, including adverse ones, seemed to reproduce what the Romans considered their crowning achievement: virtus, or "manliness," or "toughness." The centerpiece of Stoic philosophy was the concept of the logos.
Of all the philosophies of antiquity, this is perhaps the most familiar to you: the skeptic principle of doubting everything became, in the modern era, the fundamental basis of the scientific method.
Therefore, each human being had a duty (officium) to fulfill in this larger project; the key to performing that duty was acceptance of the role and strength (virtus) in the face of adversity.
www.crystalinks.com /romephilosophy.html   (1124 words)

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