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The Ever-lasting Relevance of Ancient Philosophy

The Ever-lasting Relevance of Ancient Philosophy

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The St. Jerome's University Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the recent publication of Dr. Andrew Stumpf’s book Ancient Philosophy: A Companion to the Core Readings. The book introduces readers to some of the richest and most important works written by Ancient philosophers and shows how the fundamental ideas and insights which they express are as relevant today as they were in Antiquity.

 

Publisher Broadview Press notes that, “Ancient Philosophy: A Companion to the Core Readings is designed as an approachable guide to the most important and influential works of ancient philosophy. The book begins with a brief overview of ancient Greek mythology and the pre-Socratic philosophers. It then examines a number of the most important works from Plato and Aristotle, including Euthyphro, Meno, Republic, the Categories, the Physics, and the Nicomachean Ethics, before concluding with a brief look at Hellenistic philosophy and the origins of Neoplatonism. Readers who might otherwise struggle with the original texts will find an exceedingly helpful guide in Stumpf’s clear explanations and analyses. Numerous diagrams and images are provided to aid in comprehension.”

 

“I was teaching ancient and medieval Philosophy over a number of years and I found that students were really interested in a lot of topics that would spring out of the philosophical text,” says Stumpf. “I wanted to put something together that would capture the spirit of some of those philosophical conversations that would help to make ancient philosophy relevant to people living today.”

 

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Ancient Philosophy: A Companion to the Core Readings is available at Broadview Press, using ISBN: 9781554813926 / 1554813921.