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Ancient Western Philosophical Works

  • Plato's Apology
    Perhaps the most important text in all of Western Civilization, Plato's Apology is far from a request for forgiveness, but a defense of thought, truth, and philosophy. In this dialogue, the ancient philosopher Socrates has been put on trial by high ranking members of the Athenian citizenry for 'corruption of the young' and 'heresy', charges laid upon him for asking questions into the nature of the world and challenging society's long held notions of truth. It is a text that is both humbling and exalting, tragic and triumphant and well worth the read.
  • Arisotle's Nicomachean Ethics
    Have you every wondered what is the meaning of life? Well, so did Aristotle, and here is what he came up with.
  • Sacred Texts Classic Philosophical Works Archive
    The comprehensive Sacred Texts website has a great deal of classical works, including many philosophical classics that can be found at this link.

Featured Classical Philosophy Works

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Ancient Philosophy - Anthony Kenny
Call Number: B 111 .K46 2004
ISBN: 0198752733
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he will unfold a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popularreadership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

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The Hemlock Cup - Bettany Hughes
Call Number: B 316 .H84 2011
ISBN: 9781400041794
Publication Date: 2011-02-08
We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for twenty-five centuries, he has remained an enigma: a man who left no written legacy and about whom everything we know is hearsay, gleaned from the writings of Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes. Now Bettany Hughes gives us an unprecedented, brilliantly vivid portrait of Socrates and of his homeland, Athens in its Golden Age.

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The Story of Philosophy - Will Durant
Call Number: B 72 .D8 1991
ISBN: 0671739166
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
The Story of Philosophy chronicles the ideas of the great thinkers, the economic and intellectual environments which influenced them, and the personal traits and adventures out of which each philosophy grew.

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Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito - Rachana Kamtekar
Call Number: B 370 .P53 2005
ISBN: 0742533247
Publication Date: 2004-12-28
Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, and Crito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts.

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The Nicomachean Ethics, Level 2 - Aristotle; David Ross (Translator); Lesley Brown (Editor)
Call Number: B 430 .A5 R67 2009
ISBN: 9780199213610
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
Have you every wondered what is the meaning of life? Well, so did Aristotle, and here is what he came up with.

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A Companion to Plato - Hugh H. Benson (Editor)
Call Number: B 395 .C64 2006
ISBN: 1405115211
Publication Date: 2006-11-06
This hefty volume differs from many anthologies on Plato in its comprehensiveness. It features essays not only on the traditional topics of the dialogues, but also on Plato's historical legacy; regarding the latter, especially interesting is Platonic influence upon Jewish and Islamic thought. The essays represent recent scholarship on Plato, with bibliographical references at the end of each essay to literature almost exclusively within the past 50 years.


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