Knowledge, Nature, and the Good: Essays on Ancient Philosophy

Knowledge, Nature, and the Good: Essays on Ancient Philosophy

John M. Cooper

Knowledge, Nature, and the Good brings jointly a few of John Cooper's most vital works on old philosophy. In 13 chapters that symbolize an excellent significant other to the author's influential Reason and Emotion, Cooper addresses quite a lot of issues and periods--from Hippocratic clinical thought and Plato's epistemology and ethical philosophy, to Aristotle's physics and metaphysics, educational scepticism, and the cosmology, ethical psychology, and moral thought of the traditional Stoics.

Almost 1/2 the items seem right here for the 1st time or are offered in newly improved, greatly revised types. Many stand on the leading edge of analysis into historic ethics and ethical psychology. different chapters, courting from way back to 1970, are classics of philosophical scholarship on antiquity that proceed to play a in demand position in present instructing and scholarship within the box. the entire chapters are specified for how that, regardless of the specific subject being pursued, they try to comprehend the traditional philosophers' perspectives in philosophical phrases drawn from the traditional philosophical culture itself (rather than from modern philosophy).

Through enticing creatively and philosophically with the traditional texts, those essays objective to make historical philosophical views freshly on hand to modern philosophers and philosophy scholars, in all their attention-grabbing inventiveness, originality, and deep philosophical benefit. This e-book may be precious by way of philosophers, classicists, scholars of philosophy and classics, these in different disciplines with an curiosity in old philosophy, and a person who seeks to appreciate philosophy in philosophical terms.

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