The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which the notes of discussion and argument constantly resound. This book introduces ancient debates, engaging us with the ancient developments of their themes. Moving away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of great thinkers, the book gives readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.
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"not all that introductory, but interesting"
It was a really interesting introduction to particular works and philosophers, but discussed the works as if you already had some familiarity with them. I never read The Republic, and I feel I probably would have gotten more out of this book if I had even a passing familiarity with it. There isn't much summary of the philosophers or their writing. You're expected to pick it up through the discussion. But that is possible. It was clearly written and enjoyable. Narration is well done and engaging.
"A Nice Introduction"
Great Thinkers Arise.
I don't know if I would go so far as to use the word 'compelling' but as an introduction to the topic I felt it was presented well and in a logical manner.
Her narration is easy to listen to throughout the entire audible book.
I would have to say no.
This is a good book. Written by a well-known and academically credible author.
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