The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

Editor(s): Christopher Shields

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631222149

Online ISBN: 9780470756652

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756652

About this Book

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity.


  • Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity.
  • Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers.
  • Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists.
  • Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Philosophy before Socrates

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  2. Part II: Socrates

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    2. Chapter 3

      Socrates (pages 55–69)

      Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith

  3. Part III: Plato

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  4. Part IV: Aristotle

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  5. Part V: Hellenistic Philosophy

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  6. Part VI: Late Antique Philosophy

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