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Pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy

David Wolfsdorf

Pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical,
  • Ancient Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Wolfsdorf
    SeriesKey themes in ancient philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB171 .W65 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25367634M
    ISBN 109780521761307, 9780521149754
    LC Control Number2012025555


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PLEASURE IN ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions. He provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to.

The relevance of an inquiry into ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure 1 The topic of pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy 3 The textual evidence 6 Concluding remark 9 2 Pleasure in early Greek ethics 10 Prodicus 10 Democritus’ On Contentment 13 Antisthenes 18 Aristippus 20 Socrates’ “What is F?” question Get this from a library.

Pleasure in ancient Greek philosophy. [David Wolfsdorf] -- "The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of.

Sep 23,  · I spoke to David Wolfsdorf on June 12, on his new book, Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, ).

He is an associate professor of philosophy at Temple University specializing in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BC and continued throughout the Hellenistic period and the period in which Greece and most Greek-inhabited lands were part of the Roman Empire.

Philosophy was used to make sense out of the world in a non-religious way. It dealt with a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, mathematics, political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, ontology. "Admirably fulfills its aim of explaining the development of Greek thought and Greek ways of thinking to the reader or student, who, while lacking knowledge of Greek, yet wants to learn something about the philosophers whose ideas have coloured and influenced European culture."-- "The Times (London) Literary Supplement""Cited by: Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy) [David Wolfsdorf] on coinclassifier.club *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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This book principally examines philosophical conceptions of pleasure in Greek and to a more limited extent Greco-Roman antiquity. ,Aristotle,Epicurus, the Cyrenaics, and the Old Stoics, in that order (Chapters 4–8).

Conse-quently, the book principally focuses on a stretch of about years of Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Jan 02,  · This page contains a list of the best books on Ancient Greek philosophy. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Ancient Greek philosophy. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Ancient Greek philosophy.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short. Jan 31,  · In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions.

He provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to Old Stoic treatments; and, in the contemporary period, from World War II to the present.2/5(1). Death and immortality played a central role in Greek and Roman thought, from Homer and early Greek philosophy to Marcus Aurelius.

In this book A. Long explains the significance of death and immortality in ancient ethics, particularly Plato's dialogues, Stoicism and Epicureanism; he also shows how philosophical cosmology and theology caused immortality to be re-imagined. Epicurus ( B.C.) was born in Samos and died in Athens.

He studied at Plato's Academy when it was run by Xenocrates. Later, when he joined his family on Colophon, Epicurus studied under Nausiphanes, who introduced him to the philosophy of coinclassifier.club /7 Epicurus bought a house in.

Dividing Pleasure or Finding True Pleasure. Plato and later Greek thinkers, as also many of ancient India, distinguished kinds of pleasure connected with craving kinds of desire from kinds of pleasure that involve no desire or need and hence none of the suffering, tension, or stress connected with these.

This book aims to provide a critical and analytical history of ancient Greek theories of the nature of pleasure and of its value and role in human life, from the earliest times down to the period of Epicurus and the early Stoics.

While there have been many valuable studies of particular aspects of the topic, and several surveys of the treatment of pleasure by individual ancient writers.

Books shelved as greek-philosophy: The Republic by Plato, The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, The Symposium by Plato, Apology by Plato, and Politics by. He is the author of a book and several articles with special focus on hedonism and anti-hedonism in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.

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In Greek mythology the Muses –patron goddesses of fine arts, history, humanities, and sciences– are tellingly portrayed as the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess Memory, who is of the race of Titans, older still than Zeus and other Olympian deities. The book presents in chapter format a selection of the author's essays in ancient philosophy, drawn from forty years of writings on the subject.

The central theme is the moral psychology of Plato and Aristotle, with a special focus on pleasure and related concepts. It also contains discussions of Socrates and the Greek atomists (including the Epicureans) showing how Plato's ethics grows out of.

Ancient and Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions of Pleasure David Conan Wolfsdorf Preamble The material I'm going to be discussing in this paper relates to a book I've recently completed: Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy (CUP, ).

Broadly speaking, the book has two parts. The first examines conceptions of pleasure in. Philosophy in the ancient world was not the exclusive preserve of the Greeks, although it is often presented as such.

Our interviews on the subject put that right. Bryan van Norden chooses his best books on world philosophy, including two works of ancient. Books shelved as ancient-greek-philosophy: The Republic by Plato, The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, Phaedo by Plato, Apology by Plato, and The Symposi.

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Jan 23,  · First, though, we need to correct our understanding of it. “Epicureanism was always a controversial philosophy, and it needs rethinking in some respects,” Wilson writes in her new book How to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well.

Jul 27,  · Aristotle: Measuring Virtue by Pleasure. Posted on July 27, by M.A.D. Moore. This entry was posted in Ancient Greek Philosopher, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle, Ethics, Virtue and tagged Ancient Greek Philosopher, Ancient Greek Philosophy.

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The book also offers the first in-depth effort to understand Theodorus’s atheism and Hegesias’s pessimism, both of which are extremely unusual in ancient Greek philosophy and which raise the interesting question of hedonism’s relationship to pessimism and atheism. Sep 06,  · Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy."* More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind.

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In this excellent debut, Wilson, a philosopher and visiting professor at CUNY Graduate Center, debunks claims about Epicureanism’s hedonistic nature, arguing instead that the ancient Greek. Philosophy Greek Ancient before you get been involved deep into the ancient greek philosophy, Praised by reviewers as "an event in modern Greek scholarship" and "a book which it would be difficult to over-praise," The Greeks and the Irrational was Volume 25 of the Sather Classical Lectures series.

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philosophy founded by Epicurus in Hellenistic Athens; taught that happiness through the pursuit of pleasure was the goal of life stoicism the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno -- emphasized reason as a means of understanding the natural state of things, or logos, and as a means of.

Mar 30,  · Synopsis Surveys the great age of Greek philosophy from Thales to Aristotle. Explains the ideas of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors, and looks at the main strands of thought in Greek philosophy.

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In the book, he examines the emergence of "sexuality" as a discursi.Dec 31,  · In the capacity false pleasure has to supplant truth, an account of truth is revealed that at once deepens and corrects the Phileban and Calliclean perversion of the good.

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Eric Sanday is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of coinclassifier.club: GFPJ.Which lifestyle, Epicurean or Stoic, achieves the greatest amount of happiness?In his book "Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics," Classicist R.W.

Sharples sets out to answer this question. He introduces readers to the fundamental ways in which happiness is created within the two philosophical perspectives, by juxtaposing the schools of thought to highlight criticisms and commonality between the two.