The Idler Guide to Ancient Philosophy by Mark Vernon 3rd edition

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All you need to know about Greek philosophy in the time of Plato

BASED ON DR MARK Vernon’s popular real-life and online courses, we bring you a handy guide to the key elements of the early philosophies of ancient Athens.

Dr Mark’s lively, readable and accessible account takes you from the pre-Socratics to the pivotal figure of Socrates and goes on to outline the fundamental elements of Plato and Aristotle.

Ho goes on to explain the influential philosophies of Stoicism, Epicureanism, Cynicism and Skepticism, all of which schools were found during this extraordinary period.

The account is enlivened by anecdotes about the everyday life of the philosophers.


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