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Aristotle; Translated By Welldon, J. E. C.
What is the good life? How can we attain true happiness? How are we to understand the concepts of good, bad, right, wrong, virtue, and vice as they intermingle and pervade the human actions that make up society? In one of the earliest and most comprehensive attempts to offer a systematic treatment of ethics and the principles upon which it rests, the Greek philosopher Aristotle seeks to give substance and meaning to human action and to the manner in which we judge our own behaviour and that of others. Here Aristotle not only offers a discussion of morality that later culminated in a full-blown analysis of political life, but he also sets forth principles and advice that served as the touchstone for many subsequent moral philosophies. 358pp. N.B. Bump to base of spine.
Prometheus Books, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0879753781
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Inventory #26594
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Ambden, Bettina (editor); Schwartz, Adam (editor); Tortzen, Gorm (editor); Nielsen, Thomas Heine (editor); Flensted-Jensen, Pernille (editor)
Contents: An Oracular Creed; A Note on the Textual Transmission of Aristotle's De sensu...; The Geography of the Baltic in Greek Eyes -- from Ptolemy to Laskaris Kananos; Zu drei kontroversen Stellen in der Apocolocyntosis des Seneca; Walther Amelung to Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff on Emanuel Lowy: An Unpublished Letter; Thompson's Epitaph; Louis MacNeice's 'The Death of a Cat'; Eustathe a-t-il lu Diogene Laerce?; Narrator and Narratee in Xenophon's Cyropaedia; A Puzzle. A Note on Plato's Theaetetus 154B-155D; Protagoras' New Fragment: Thirty Years Later; Plato on Being a Not-Being: The Text of Parmenides 162A-B; The Emperors' New Clothes; Family Ties and Poetic Unity; The Trial of Sokrates -- from My Point of View; Phoenix, Achilles and a Narrative Pattern; Guy Butler's Demea -- An Enlightenment Postcolonial Medea; August Wilhelm Schlegels Kritik von Goethes Hermann und Dorothea. Zur Antikenrezeption der Goethezeit; Reflections on the Shape of the Greek Stadium; Les debuts des minuscules latine et byzantine; Plutarch's Conversations on Love: etc.328pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772897783
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Inventory #5640
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Baird, Robert M; Cooper, William F; Duncan, Elmer H; Rosenbaum, Stuart E.
This book stands as a testimony to the creative impact of W J Kilgore's teaching on the minds of his students. The contributors were each once students of Dr. Kilgore, and this collection of essays is designed to contribute to scholarly work in philosophy, at the same time serving as a tribute to Dr Kilgore's intellectual depth, philosophical rigor, and steadfastness of character. 306pp.
Baylor University Press, 1987, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0918954460
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Inventory #27406
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Virgil; Chew, Kristina (translator)
152pp.Rendered in an idiom drawn from present-day nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to manuals, and scientific treatises -- and in a style influenced by twentieth-century poetry -- this bold new translation seeks to renew our appreciation of a work often relegated to the pigeonhole of didactic poetry about farming. In doing so, it reveals the Georgics as a remarkable window on Roman conceptions of the natural world and of the place of human life within it -- and also conveys a sense of how daring were Virgil's poetics in their day. Footnotes offer a wealth of information on mythology, agriculture, wildlife, geography, and astronomy while highlighting the technical, scientific, ethnographic, and other registers of the poem.
Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206106
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Inventory #4038
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Reeve, C. D. C. (editor)
In the early fourth century B.C., Plato founded his famous Athenian school, the Academy. Among the students who came to study there were two women, Axiothea of Phlius, who wore men's clothes, and Lasthenia of Mantinea. In five dialogues, inspired by those of Plato, C. D. C. Reeve imagines these women in conversation with one another, with Plato himself, and with their fellow Academician, Aristotle. The topics they discuss - women, art, justice, freedom, and the nature of reality - are all drawn from Plato's Republic. Their lively exchanges, which quickly engage the reader, are at once an exciting and accessible introduction to some of Republic's central themes and an exploration of some of the most controversial questions we face in trying to make sense of our complexly shared lives. 72pp.
Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206025
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Inventory #5466
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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