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A History of Philosophy: Volume 1 Greece & Rome (Part 1)
A History of Philosophy Volume 1 Greece Rome - Part 1 Author:S. J., Frederick Copleston Fr. Frederick Copleston's magnificent and monumental A History of Philosophy has been widely acknowledged as the best study of philosophers and their systems now available in English. Acclaimed as "the standard history of philosophy for many years to come," this celebrated series traces the progress of philosophy from the ea... more »rliest Greek thought to contemporary thought. As a result of Fr. Copleston's scholarly research, critical acumen, and lucid expositions, A History of Philosophy is an achievement without equal in contemporary Catholic scholarship.
Greek and Rome, the first part of A History of Philosophy surveys the discovery and progress of philosophical Greco-Roman thought from the Pre-Socratics to Neoplatonsim. Complete in two Image Books volumes, this brilliant analysis of the main currents of Greek thought covers the philosophical systems of Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmendies, Zeno, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Fr. Copleston posits as the end of Greek philosophy in its entirety the attempt to discover the ultimate cause or causes of existence. He traces the development of this search to Plate and Aristotle whose concern with supra-material reality prepared the way for the great Christian philosophers of the Medieval period.« less