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Ancient and Hellenistic Thought
  • Authored by: Joan A. Price
  • From the Series: Understanding Philosophy
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791087395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8739-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 180
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 120


Ancient thinkers provided the foundations of the philosophical process, examining the universe’s purpose, as well as humankind’s place within it. Ancient and Hellenistic Thought covers pre-Socratic, Classical, and Hellenistic philosophers and their theories, illuminating some of the first and most enduring answers given about the nature of the world and those who live in it. It begins by exploring the questions posed by the pre-Socratics, the pioneers of scientific investigation: How did the world come into being? What is the world made of? Why is the world always changing? The Classical and Hellenistic thinkers moved away from the study of the universe to consider human beings, asking, What is a meaningful life? What happens after I die? Is there a God? What is the soul? Their profound answers to these inquiries have enlightened for more than 2,000 years.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Source notes. Bibliography. Further reading. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Joan A. Price is professor emeritus in philosophy and religious studies at Mesa Community College. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Arizona State University and has taught philosophy at the undergraduate level for 35 years.

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