By Seneca, John W. Basore
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a admired and prosperous relatives, spent an ill early life and early life at Rome in an aunt's care. He grew to become recognized in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial provider. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he grew to become train after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself through order in sixty five. prosperous, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of soreness and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. we now have Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them characteristically referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the satisfied existence, anger, relaxation, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness— and treatises on ordinary phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a peaceful variety approximately ethical and moral questions, concerning them to private reports; a skit at the authentic deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on historical Greek issues. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. His ethical essays are amassed in Volumes I–III of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume version of Seneca.
By Wolfgang Hohlbein
Burg Ellsbusch brennt, und Katharina muss um ihr Leben rennen. Mit dem Angriff auf die Rhein-Festung brechen die bärtigen Nordmänner den uralten Friedenspakt mit den Mächtigen des Landes. Auf ihrer Flucht vor den Angreifern wird das in Jungenkleidung steckende Mädchen von Wikingern aufgegriffen. Im Nordmann-Lager gerät Katharina dann mitten in eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung, die alles auf den Kopf stellt, used to be sie bislang geglaubt hat. Als kurz darauf das Lager angegriffen wird, rettet sie ausgerechnet der unverschämte Wikingerjunge Ansgar.
Auf ihrer gemeinsamen Flucht begreifen die beiden nur allzu bald, dass sie das uralte Geheimnis der Midgardschlange lösen müssen, um eine unvorstellbare Katastrophe zu verhindern ...
By Hans-Georg Moeller
For hundreds of years, the traditional chinese language philosophical textual content the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has involved and annoyed its readers. whereas it bargains a wealth of wealthy philosophical insights in regards to the cultivation of one's physique and reaching one's right position inside of nature and the cosmos, its teachings and constitution might be enigmatic and vague. Hans-Georg Moeller provides a transparent and coherent description and research of this vaguely understood chinese language vintage. He explores the habitual photographs and ideas that form the paintings and gives various valuable techniques to knowing and appreciating this canonical textual content. Moeller expounds at the middle philosophical matters addressed within the Daodejing, clarifying such an important strategies as Yin and Yang and Dao and De. He explains its teachings on quite a few topics, together with sexuality, ethics, wish, cosmology, human nature, the sentiments, time, demise, and the loss of life penalty. The Daodejing additionally bargains a particular excellent of social order and political management and offers a philosophy of conflict and peace.An illuminating exploration, The Daodejing is an engaging foil to the philosophical outlook of Western humanism and comprises outstanding parallels among its teachings and nontraditional modern philosophies. (11/1/2006)
By Philoponus, Inna Kupreeva
Till the release of this sequence over ten years in the past, the 15,000 volumes of the traditional Greek commentators on Aristotle, written often among two hundred and six hundred advert, constituted the biggest corpus of extant Greek philosophical writings now not translated into English or different eu languages. Over 30 volumes have now seemed within the sequence, that's deliberate in a few 60 volumes altogether. topics coated during this, the 3rd and final, quantity of translation of this paintings comprise: why the weather are 4 in quantity; what is wrong with Empedocles' idea of parts; how homogeneous stuffs, fairly the tissues of a dwelling physique, turn out to be and include the weather. the quantity additionally comprises vitally important discussions of motives, fairly of effective reason, and of necessity within the sphere of iteration and corruption. will probably be of curiosity to the scholars of historical philosophy and technological know-how (the observation attracts on prior philosophical and clinical texts); of Patristics and Christian Theology (it permits comparability of Philoponus' later creationist doctrine along with his past principles approximately generation); of medieval philosophy (this textual content was once identified to the Arabs; it's utilized by Avicenna and Averroes); and to an individual with curiosity within the metaphysics of causation, emergence, necessity and determinism
By Thomas C. Mcevilley
This exceptional examine of early japanese and Western philosophy demanding situations each present trust concerning the foundations of Western civilization.
Spanning thirty years of in depth study, this e-book proves what many students couldn't clarify: that today’s Western international has to be thought of the made of either Greek and Indian thought—Western and japanese philosophies.
Thomas McEvilley explores how alternate, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely all through India, Egypt, Greece, and the traditional close to East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relentless debate between philosophers, artwork historians, and scholars.
By Kenneth Dorter
Writer Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage research strains Plato's depiction of the way the main simple different types of human functioning and social justice include the seed in their evolution into more and more complicated buildings, in addition to the seed in their degeneration. Dorter additionally strains Plato's tendency to start an research with types in keeping with inflexible differences for the sake of readability, that are in this case reworked into extra fluid conceptions that now not sacrifice complexity and subtlety for readability.
By Roshdi Rashed
Thabit ibn Qurra (826-901) was once one in all history??s most unique thinkers and displayed services within the such a lot tricky disciplines of this time: geometry, quantity idea, and astronomy in addition to ontology, physics, and metaphysics. nearly a dozen of this shorter mathematical and philosophical writings are amassed during this quantity. seriously edited with accompanying remark, those writings convey how Thabit Ibn Qurra built and reconceived the highbrow inheritance of old Greece in all components of data.
By Marco Solinas (auth.)
By Lampe, Kurt; Cyrenaicus Aristippus
According to Xenophon, Socrates attempted to cajole his affiliate Aristippus to average his over the top indulgence in wine, ladies, and nutrition, arguing that in basic terms labor can convey happiness. Aristippus wasn't confident. as a substitute, he and his fans espoused the main radical type of hedonism in historic Western philosophy. earlier than the increase of the higher identified yet relatively ascetic Epicureans, the Cyrenaics pursued a lifestyle within which moments of enjoyment, rather physically excitement, held the top price. In The beginning of Hedonism, Kurt Lampe offers the main complete account in any language of Cyrenaic rules and behaviour, revolutionizing the certainty of this overlooked yet vital university of philosophy.
The start of Hedonism completely and sympathetically reconstructs the doctrines and practices of the Cyrenaics, who have been energetic among the fourth and 3rd centuries BCE. The e-book examines not just Aristippus and the mainstream Cyrenaics, but additionally Hegesias, Anniceris, and Theodorus. opposite to contemporary scholarship, the ebook indicates that the Cyrenaics, regardless of giving fundamental worth to discrete pleasant stories, authorized the dominant Greek philosophical trust that life-long happiness and the virtues that maintain it are the primary issues of ethics. The publication additionally bargains the 1st in-depth attempt to appreciate Theodorus's atheism and Hegesias's pessimism, either one of that are tremendous strange in historical Greek philosophy and which elevate the attention-grabbing query of hedonism's dating to pessimism and atheism. ultimately, the ebook explores the "new Cyrenaicism" of the nineteenth-century author and classicist Walter Pater, who drew out the long-lasting philosophical curiosity of Cyrenaic hedonism greater than the other glossy thinker.
By David Sedley
Oxford reviews in historic Philosophy is a quantity of unique articles on all facets of historic philosophy. The articles might be of considerable size, and contain serious notices of significant books. OSAP is now released two times every year, in either hardback and paperback. during this quantity, articles variety from Socrates to Pyrrho, with numerous on each one of Aristotle and Plato.Editor: David Sedley, Laurence Professor of historical Philosophy, college of Cambridge"Unique worth as a suite of remarkable contributions within the sector of historic philosophy."--Sara Rubinelli, Bryn Mawr Classical overview