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The Resource Pursuits of wisdom : six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, John M. Cooper

Pursuits of wisdom : six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, John M. Cooper

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Pursuits of wisdom : six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
Title
Pursuits of wisdom
Title remainder
six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
Statement of responsibility
John M. Cooper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a major reinterpretation of ancient philosophy that recovers the long Greek and Roman tradition of philosophy as a complete way of life--and not simply an intellectual discipline. Distinguished philosopher John Cooper traces how, for many ancient thinkers, philosophy was not just to be studied or even used to solve particular practical problems. Rather, philosophy--not just ethics but even logic and physical theory--was literally to be lived. Yet there was great disagreement about how to live philosophically: philosophy was not one but many, mutually opposed, ways of life. Examining this tradition from its establishment by Socrates in the fifth century BCE through Plotinus in the third century CE and the eclipse of pagan philosophy by Christianity, Pursuits of Wisdom examines six central philosophies of living--Socratic, Aristotelian, Stoic, Epicurean, Skeptic, and the Platonist life of late antiquity
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, John M.
Dewey number
180
Index
index present
LC call number
B111
LC item number
.C67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Wisdom
  • Conduct of life
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Conduct of life
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Wisdom
  • Lebensführung
  • Weisheit
  • Philosophie
  • Griechenland
  • Lebensführung
  • Weisheit
  • Antike
  • Philosophie
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
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Pursuits of wisdom : six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, John M. Cooper
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-429) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : on philosophy as a way of life -- The Socratic way of life -- Aristotle : philosophy as two ways of life -- Stoicism as a way of life -- The Epicurean and Skeptic ways of life -- Platonism as a way of life
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793207868
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1 online resource (xiv, 442 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400842322
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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40021085029
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22573/cttms85
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remote
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(OCoLC)793207868
Label
Pursuits of wisdom : six ways of life in ancient philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, John M. Cooper
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-429) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : on philosophy as a way of life -- The Socratic way of life -- Aristotle : philosophy as two ways of life -- Stoicism as a way of life -- The Epicurean and Skeptic ways of life -- Platonism as a way of life
Control code
793207868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 442 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400842322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40021085029
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttms85
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793207868

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