CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Introducing Greek Philosophy

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Publication Date

6-22-2010

Publication Title

Metapsychology Online Reviews

ISSN

1931-5716

Volume

14

Issue/No.

25

Abstract

Excerpt

Introducing Greek Philosophy lives up to its title. It offers a very good explanation of the beginnings and developments in ancient Greek philosophy from which newcomers are sure to benefit. The book is an expository work, not an anthology. Unlike most introductory works in this area which are organized chronologically, dealing with one philosopher or group at a time as they appear in history, this book is organized topically. That is, instead of devoting a chapter to each philosopher according to his year of birth, each chapter is organized around a specific issue or set of issues to which each philosopher’s contributions are examined. Julia Annas’s Voices of Ancient Philosophy: an Introductory Reader is a topically organized anthology that might make a good pairing with Wright’s volume in an introductory course.

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