What Is Ancient Philosophy?

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - Through a meticulous historical reading, trends, he shows how the various schools, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all tended toward one goal: to provide a means for achieving happiness in this life, by transforming the individual’s mode of perceiving and being in the world. Most pressing for Hadot is the question of how the ancients conceived of philosophy.

Hadot takes ancient philosophy out of its customary realm of names, dates, and arid abstractions and plants it squarely in the thick of life. He argues in great detail, hellenistic philosophy, and late antiquity, systematically covering the ideas of the earliest Greek thinkers, that ancient philosophers were concerned not just to develop philosophical theories, but to practice philosophy as a way of life―a way of life to be suggested, illuminated, and justified by their philosophical “discourse.

For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. What is ancient philosophy? also explains why this connection broke down, professional philosophers, most conspicuously in the case of academic, especially under the influence of Christianity. Finally, hadot turns to the question of whether and how this connection might be reestablished.

What Is Ancient Philosophy? #ad - Belknap Press. A magisterial mappa mundi of the terrain that Pierre Hadot has so productively worked for decades, this ambitious work revises our view of ancient philosophy―and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Even as it brings ancient thoughts and thinkers to life, this invigorating work provides direction for those who wish to improve their lives by means of genuine philosophical thought.

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Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault #ad - Hadot's book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world. Used book in Good Condition. This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises.

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The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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Harvard University Press #ad - Abundantly quoting the Meditations to illustrate his analysis, the author allows Marcus Aurelius to speak directly to the reader. And hadot unfolds for us the philosophical context of the Meditations, commenting on the philosophers Marcus Aurelius read and giving special attention to the teachings of Epictetus, whose disciple he was.

The soul, is in marcus aurelius's Stoic philosophy an inviolable stronghold of freedom, the guiding principle within us, the "inner citadel. This spirited and engaging study of his thought offers a fresh picture of the fascinating philosopher-emperor, a fuller understanding of the tradition and doctrines of Stoicism, and rich insight on the culture of the Roman empire in the second century.

Used book in Good Condition. Pierre hadot has been working on Marcus Aurelius for more than twenty years; in this book he distills his analysis and conclusions with extraordinary lucidity for the general reader. Used book in Good Condition. Pierre hadot, eminent historian of ancient thought, uncovers new levels of meaning and expands our understanding of its underlying philosophy.

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Hadot probes marcus Aurelius's guidelines and convictions and discerns the hitherto unperceived conceptual system that grounds them.

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Plotinus or the Simplicity of Vision

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Since its original publication in france in 1963, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus remains the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Seen in this light, plotinus's counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises.

He shows that plotinus, believed that plato and aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, like other philosophers of his day, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Used book in Good Condition.

Plotinus or the Simplicity of Vision #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Michael chase's lucid translation—complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography—at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world. Used book in Good Condition. Hadot carefully examines Plotinus's views on the self, virtue, love, existence, gentleness, and solitude.

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What If. . .

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Routledge #ad - Collected thought experiments in philosophy is a brief collection of over 100 classic and contemporary “thought experiments, ” each exploring an important philosophical argument. These thought experiments introduce students to the kind of disciplined thought required in philosophy, and awaken their intellectual curiosity.

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The Consolations of Philosophy

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The consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining. The ancient greek epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. Used book in Good Condition. And nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness.

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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

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. Vintage Books USA. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. In another version, you work as a background character in other people’s dreams. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now.

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The Present Alone is Our Happiness, Second Edition: Conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson Cultural Memory in the Present

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Stanford University Press #ad - If so many ancient philosophers founded schools, Hadot explains, it was precisely because they were proposing how to live life on a daily basis. Being an aristotelian, similarly, is to choose a life that involves contemplation, and being a Cynic is to follow Diogenes in his refusal of quotidian convention and the mentality of ordinary people.

This new edition of the present alone is our Happiness, which has been significantly revised and expanded to include two previously untranslated essays, is an ideal introduction to some of Hadot's more scholarly work. We learn here that the history of philosophy has been something more than just that of a discourse.

The founding texts of greek philosophy, were notes taken from oral exercises undertaken in concrete circumstances and contexts, after all, most often a dialogue between students and specific interlocutors who meant to shed light on their students' real existence. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition.

The Present Alone is Our Happiness, Second Edition: Conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson Cultural Memory in the Present #ad - In it, we discover that to be an epicurean is not merely to think like one; it is to adopt a way of living where limiting desires is the condition for happiness. The immense contribution of this book, which also traces Hadot's own personal itinerary in a touching manner, through direct language and numerous examples, is to remind us, what the theoretical aspect of philosophy often masks: its vital and existential dimensions.

Used book in Good Condition. One of the most influential historians of ancient philosophy of the past half-century, Pierre Hadot was adept at using ancient philosophers to illuminate the relevance of their ideas to contemporary life.

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The Basic Works of Aristotle Modern Library Classics

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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook Oxford Worlds Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Vintage. Epictetus was a teacher, whose discourses have a vivid informality, and a freed slave, animated by anecdotes and dialogue.

Vintage Books USA. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more.

They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. About things that are within our power and those that are not. Epictetus' discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook Oxford Worlds Classics #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Modern Library. Forceful, and challenging, direct, and that we all have the capacity, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. Robin hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes.

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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life Teach Yourself

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In many ways a precursor to cognitive behavioral Therapy CBT, Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. The philosophical tradition, and contributions from dazzling minds such as cicero, seneca, and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal-to provide a rational, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other.

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