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Classical Thought

Classical Thought

  • Author: Terence Irwin
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0192891774
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 266
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This clear and accessible introduction to classical thought spans over a thousand years, from Homer to St Augustine. The Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Epicureans, and Neoplatonists are all covered, as well as other important thinkers such as Greek tragedians, historians, medical writers, and early Christian thinkers. The book embraces a broad range of themes, including ethics, the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, and philosophicaltheology.

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

  • Author: Gordon Lindsay Campbell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199589429
  • Category: History
  • Page: 633
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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop'sFables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction.

Phantasia in classical thought

Phantasia in classical thought

  • Author: Gerard Watson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Talcott Parsons

  • Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317808614
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 532
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In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This volume focusses on the writing of Talcott Parsons, the only modern thinker who can be considered a true peer of the classical founders, and examines his own profoundly ambivalent attempt to carry out this analytic transformation.

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

  • Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317808673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at the centre of his work, Professor Alexander suggests that it was the later Marx’s very emphasis on alienation that allowed him to avoid conceptualizing subjectivity altogether. In Durkheim’s case, by contrast, the author argues that such objectivist theorizing informed the early work alone, and he demonstrates that in his later writings Durkheim elaborated an idealist theory that used religious life as an analytical model for studying the institutions of secular society.

Exam Prep for: Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought; ...

Exam Prep for: Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought; ...

  • Author: David Mason
  • Publisher: Rico Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 800
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Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought; ... Items include highly probable exam items: Credit, Patent, Federal Reserve System, Fixed cost, store of value, consumer surplus, Entrepreneur, Finance, Market structure, Government spending, money supply, Marginal utility, Central bank, Price level, and more.

The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought

The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought

Law and Ideology in America, 1886-1937

  • Author: William M. Wiecek
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195147131
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 286
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This book examines legal ideology in America from the height of the Gilded Age through the time of the New Deal, when the Supreme Court began to discard orthodox thought in favour of more modernist approaches to law. Wiecek places this era of legal thought in its historical context, integrating social, economic, and intellectual analyses.

A History of Economic Thought

A History of Economic Thought

  • Author: William J. Barber
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 9780819569974
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 270
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Study of the grand ideas in economics has a perpetual intellectual fascination in it’s own right. It can also have practical relevance, as the global economic downturn that began in 2007 reminds us. For several decades, the economics establishment had been dismissive of Keynesianism, arguing that the world had moved beyond the “depression economics” with which it dealt. Keynesian economics, however, has now staged a comeback as governments attempt to formulate policy responses to the Great Recession of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Many of the issues that faced economists in the past are still with us. The theories and methods of such men as Adam Smith, T. R. Malthus, David Ricardo, J.S. Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, and J. M. Keynes are often relevant to us today—and we can always learn from their mistakes. In his stimulating analysis Professor Barber assesses the thought of a number of important economists both in terms of the issues of their day and in relation to modern economic thought. By concentrating on the greatest exponents he highlights the central properties of the four main schools of economic thought – classical, Marxian, neo-classical, and Keynesian – and shows that although each of these traditions is rooted in a different stage of economic development, they can all provide insights into the recurring problems of modern economics.

Readings in Classical Political Thought

Readings in Classical Political Thought

  • Author: Peter J. Steinberger
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872205123
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 625
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Designed to include all of the texts from Presocratics through Machiavelli likely to be read in an undergraduate course on classical political thought, this anthology has at its core generous selections from Plato and Aristotle. Building on this core is a sufficiently diverse and substantial selection of texts from other writers--including Thucydides and the Sophists--to allow for inquiry into the variety of Classical Greek approaches to politics, as well as into Roman, Medieval and Renaissance developments of the classical tradition. Preeminent translations and the editor's own thoughtful introductions further distinguish this unique anthology.