Item description for Method in Ancient Philosophy by Jyl Gentzler...
This study brings together 15 new, specially written essays by leading scholars on a broad subject of central importance. It is characteristic of human beings that they direct their activities by reasoning, but methods of reasoning, even towards the same ends, vary. Self-conscious reflection on the methods of reasoning marks the beginning of philosophy in the West; and the views of the ancient Greeks have had considerable influence upon our own assumptions about the demarcations between different kinds of enquiry and the sorts of methods that are appropriate for them. For this reason, examination of how the ancients reasoned, and how they thought about methods of reasoning, helps us to see how they came to hold the views they did, and how we have come to think as we do. Most of the essays focus on Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle, but earlier and later ancient philosophy is brought into the picture by essays on Eleatic and Epicurean thought.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.89" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0199244987 ISBN13 9780199244980
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More About Jyl Gentzler
Jyl Gentzler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
Jyl Gentzler has an academic affiliation as follows - Amherst College, Massachusetts.