Elias and David: Introductions to Philosophy with Olympiodorus: Introduction to Logic - Ancient Commentators on Aristotle (Hardback)Sebastian Gertz (author)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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The three ancient philosophical introductions translated in this volume flesh out our picture of what it would have been like to sit in a first-year Philosophy course in ancient Alexandria. Ammonius (AD 445-517/26) set up a new teaching programme in Alexandria with up to six introductions to the philosophy curriculum, which made it far more accessible, and encouraged its spread from Greek to other cultures. This volume's three introductory texts include one by his student Olympiodorus and one each by Olympiodorus' students Elias and David. Elias' Introductions to Philosophy starts with six definitions of Philosophy, to which David adds replies to the sceptical question whether there is such a thing as Philosophy. Olympiodorus' text translated here is an Introduction to Logic, which is just one of the three introductions he wrote himself.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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