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Augustine and Academic SkepticismA Philosophical Study

Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Blake D. Dutton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with ... More

From Plato to Platonism

From Plato to Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Was Plato a Platonist? While ancient disciples of Plato would have answered this question in the affirmative, modern scholars have generally denied that Plato's own philosophy was in substantial ... More

Philosophers in the "Republic"Plato's Two Paradigms

Philosophers in the "Republic": Plato's Two Paradigms

Roslyn Weiss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449741
eISBN:
9780801466052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449741.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Plato's Republic, Socrates contends that philosophers make the best rulers because only they behold with their mind's eye the eternal and purely intelligible Forms of the Just, the Noble, and the ... More

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides's thought. Through a close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, the book explores the manifestations of this ... More

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