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The Resource Ancient philosophy and everyday life, by Trevor Curnow, (electronic resource)

Ancient philosophy and everyday life, by Trevor Curnow, (electronic resource)

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Ancient philosophy and everyday life
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Ancient philosophy and everyday life
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by Trevor Curnow
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eng
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Curnow, Trevor
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B171
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.C87 2006eb
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  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
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Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life is an introduction to Cynicism, Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism. After a general account of the nature of ancient philosophy, it looks at each of these four particular schools in turn, outlining their histories and their doctrines. Special attention is paid to how these philosophies formed the bases for distinctive ways of life in antiquity. it is shown how their founders not only articulated the fundamental ideas of their schools but also embodied them in their own lives. Some of the more colourful characters of ancient philosophy appear here, including Diogenes of Sinope who lived in a wine barrel and Peregrinus Proteus who died by climbing onto his own funeral pyre at the Olympic Games. Consideration is also given to whether it would be possible to live like an authentic Cynic, Stoic, Epicurean or Sceptic today and if so, how. The ideas of the schools are clearly explained with a minimum of technical jargon, making this an ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in the subject
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Ancient philosophy and everyday life, by Trevor Curnow, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000990688
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unknown
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viii, 98 p.
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9781443806732
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(e-book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000990688
Label
Ancient philosophy and everyday life, by Trevor Curnow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000990688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 98 p.
Isbn
9781443806732
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000990688

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