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By Ugo Zilioli

ISBN-10: 1844652904

ISBN-13: 9781844652907

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ISBN-13: 9781844657636

The Cyrenaic college of philosophy (named after its founder Aristippus' local urban of Cyrene in North Africa) flourished within the 5th and fourth centuries BCE and whose value was once a lot well-known in precedent days. Ugo Zilioli's ebook presents the 1st book-length advent to the varsity in English. This e-book starts off by way of introducing the most figures of the Cyrenaic college starting with Aristippus and through atmosphere them into their ancient context. as soon as the reader understands these figures and with the family tree of the college, the e-book bargains an outline of old and smooth interpretations of the Cyrenaics, to supply readers with substitute debts of the doctrines they counseled and of the function they performed within the context of old inspiration. eventually, this ebook deals a reconstruction of Cyrenaic philosophy and indicates how the moral aspect in their hypothesis hooked up with the epistemology and ontology they counseled and that, hence, the Cyrenaics have been in a position to supply a particularly refined philosophy. certainly, Zilioli demonstrates that they represented, in historical philosophy, an immense and unique metaphysical place and replacement to the type of realism recommended by way of Plato and Aristotle.

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