707 books for genre «Ancient»

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Ever wished you had an easy and FUN way to retain the philosophies of Plato? Plato 101: The TextVook is the newest, most enjoyable way to absorb the work and history of Plato in an easy-­to-­follow format. Download it now and follow these enduring precepts without ever getting lost! In Plato 101: The TextVook, Dr. Vook, Ph.­D, breaks Platos down into eight chapters that will keep you engaged and help you remember all that youve learned. Dive into Platos world with an introduction to the man and his philosophy, from his development to intellectual influences. Then learn about the birth of reason, logic, and early criticism. Explore the principles of morality and justice, Platonic realism, and idealism. Finally, youll discover Platos Theory of Forms, epistemology, political philosophy, and the legacy of this key thinker.

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by Walter John Sedgefield)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. . . .

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Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In Michael Frede's radically new account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions about the relation between divine providence, correctness of individual choice, and self-­enslavement due to incorrect choice. Anchoring his discussion in Stoicism, Frede begins with Aristotle--­who, he argues, had no notion of a free will--­and ends with Augustine. Frede shows that Augustine, far from originating the idea (as is often claimed), derived most of his thinking about it from the Stoicism developed by Epictetus.

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Philosophy Bites Back is the second book to come out of the hugely successful podcast Philosophy Bites. It presents a selection of lively interviews with leading philosophers of our time, who discuss the ideas and works of some of the most important thinkers in history. From the ancient classics of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to the groundbreaking modern thought of Wittgenstein, Rawls, and Derrida, this volume spans over two and a half millennia of western philosophy and illuminates its most fascinating ideas. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has had over 12 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.

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You are about to purchase and download the ebook version of John Gill's Exposition on the Entire Bible-­Book of Jeremiah, for your Nook or other eBook Reader Device. Instead of downloading John Gill's Exposition on the Entire Bible in its entirety, we have conveniently broken this monumental work into individual books. This allows you to save more free space on your Nook/other device and makes for faster searches and quicker navigation. We sincerely hope these features will enhance your studies and maximize your reading experience. In his exhaustive Exposition on the Entire Bible, John Gill follows the traditional commentary style of a short summary of the book, summary of each chapter, and then commentary on each individual verse following up to the next chapter. John Gill was a forefather of the Metropolitan Tabernacle we now most associate with Charles Spurgeon. Spurgeon, who spent much time reading and critiquing commentaries, is quick to say that he was unaware of a better . . .

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Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest statesman and orator, was elected to the Roman Republic's highest office at a time when his beloved country was threatened by power-­hungry politicians, dire economic troubles, foreign turmoil, and political parties that refused to work together. Sound familiar? Cicero's letters, speeches, and other writings are filled with timeless wisdom and practical insight about how to solve these and other problems of leadership and politics. How to Run a Country collects the best of these writings to provide an entertaining, common sense guide for modern leaders and citizens. This brief book, a sequel to, gathers Cicero's most perceptive thoughts on topics such as leadership, corruption, the balance of power, taxes, war, immigration, and the importance of compromise. These writings have influenced great leaders--­including America's Founding Fathers--­for two thousand years, and they are just as instructive today as when they were first written. Organized by . . .

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In the sixth century b.­c.-­twenty-­five hundred years before Einstein-­Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book,, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history-­but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton presents a powerful free-­verse translation of all 130 surviving fragments of the teachings of Heraclitus, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully reproduced.

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Three of Platos dialogues on the philosophies of Socrates, the Apology, the Crito and the Phædo, translated into English.

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Examines the way human societies are governed and organized. Aristotle establishes how constitutions can be upheld and established by examining how societies are run. An extremely exciting work in the history of politics. This book easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. This ebook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable.

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This unique volume offers an odyssey through the ideas of the Stoics in three particular ways: first, through the historical trajectory of the school itself and its influence; second, through the recovery of the history of Stoic thought; third, through the ongoing confrontation with Stoicism, showing how it refines philosophical traditions, challenges the imagination, and ultimately defines the kind of life one chooses to lead. A distinguished roster of specialists have written an authoritative guide to the entire philosophical tradition. The first two chapters chart the history of the school in the ancient world, and are followed by chapters on the core themes of the Stoic system: epistemology, logic, natural philosophy, theology, determinism, and metaphysics. There are two chapters on what might be thought of as the heart and soul of the Stoics system: ethics.

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