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Knowledge in a Nutshell: Classical Philosophy

The complete guide to the founders of western philosophy, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus

Michael Moore

9781788285827
240 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

From Socrates' fascinating discussions of morality and virtue to Pythagoras' attempts to understand the arrangement of the cosmos, the thinkers of the ancient world provided us with an astonishing array of ideas that has helped to shape the modern world.

Ranging across Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from Anaximander to Plotinus, Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell explains important ideas such as Plato's Theory of Forms, Zeno's Paradox, and the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius.

Filled with helpful diagrams and simple summaries of complex theories, this essential introduction brings the great ideas of antiquity to everyone.

Author Bio

Michael Moore is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Chicago. He specializes in the ideas of Plato and Aristotle and in the works of Epicurus, Plotinus, and Lucretius among others. While his primary concern is philosophy, he enjoys classical poetry, drama, and literature.

Seeking to bring the ideas of the Ancient Greeks and Romans to a wider audience, he runs a blog at www.ancientgreekphilosopher.com\