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Post-Hellenistic Philosophy

A Study of its Development from the Stoics to Origen

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Post-Hellenistic Philosophy by G.R. Boys-Stones
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This book traces, for the first time, a revolution in philosophy which took place during the early centuries of our era. It reconstructs the philosophical basis of the Stoics' theory that fragments of an ancient and divine wisdom could be reconstructed from mythological traditions, and shows that Platonism was founded on an argument that Plato had himself achieved a full reconstruction of this wisdom, and that subsequent philosophies had only regressed once again in their attempts to 'improve' on his achievement. The significance of this development is highlighted through parallel studies of the Hellenistic debate over the status of Jewish culture; and of the philosophical beginnings of Christianity, where the notions of 'orthodoxy' and 'heresy' in particular are shown to be tools in the construction of a unified history of Christian philosophy stretching back to primitive antiquity.

Author Biography

Lecturer in Classics at the University of Durham.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
252
Dimensions
146x225x18
ISBN-13
9780198152644
Product ID
1857271

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