Troels Engberg-Pedersen's From Stoicism to Platonism: The Development of Philosophy, PDF

By Troels Engberg-Pedersen

From Stoicism to Platonism describes the switch in philosophy from round a hundred BCE, whilst monistic Stoicism was once the most powerful dogmatic university in philosophy, to round a hundred CE, whilst dualistic Platonism started to achieve the higher hand - with large results for all later Western philosophy and for Christianity. it's distinctive via querying conventional different types like 'eclecticism' and 'harmonization' as technique of describing the interval. as an alternative, it highlights assorted suggestions of 'appropriation' of 1 school's doctrines by means of philosophers from the opposite university, with all philosophers being hugely aware of their very own id. The booklet additionally units out to collapse the conventional obstacles among, at the one hand, the learn of Greco-Roman philosophy within the interval and, nevertheless, that of up to date Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian writings with a philosophical profile. In those methods, the booklet opens up an immensely fruitful interval within the heritage of philosophy.

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