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What is Ancient Philosophy? By Pierre Hadot

What is Ancient Philosophy?

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A magisterial mappa mundi of the terrain that Pierre Hadot has so productively worked for decades, this work revises our view of ancient philosophy - and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself.
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What is Ancient Philosophy? by Pierre Hadot

A magisterial mappa mundi of the terrain that Pierre Hadot has so productively worked for decades, this ambitious book revises our view of ancient philosophy - and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Hadot takes ancient philosophy out of its customary realm of names, dates, and arid abstractions and plants it squarely in the thick of life. Through a meticulous historical reading, he shows how the various schools, trends, 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.

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"Pierre Hadot deserves to be better known to English-language readers - and not just because he was a favorite of Michel Foucault's and is the man largely responsible for introducing Wittgenstein to the French. But it is more accurate to say that he is a philosopher who makes use of the ancients for his own ideas... In What Is Ancient Philosophy? Hadot brings all his concerns together in a small volume of extraordinary erudition and surprising... clarity of prose... It is the summa of a distinguished career." - Barry Gewen, New York Times Book Review"

About Pierre Hadot


Pierre Hadot is Professeur Honoraire, College de France. He is the author of The Inner Citadel from Harvard University Press.

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GOR005206231
What is Ancient Philosophy? by Pierre Hadot
Pierre Hadot
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
2002-06-05
350
0674007336
9780674007338
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