Retrieving the Ancients (Book published June 18, 2004)


Book Details

Author  David Roochnik
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   June 18, 2004
ISBN  9781405108621
Pages  246

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Retrieving the Ancients tells the story of the first philosophers in the West.

  • A clear and engaging introduction to ancient Greek philosophy.
  • Tells the story of the first philosophers in the West, from Thales to Aristotle.
  • Has a strong sense of narrative drive.
  • Treats the history of ancient Greek philosophy dialectically, as a conversation in which each thinker responds to and moves beyond his predecessors.
  • Argues that the works of the ancients are as valuable today as ever.

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