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The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity

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Lloyd Gerson, Elizabeth Digeser, Gabor Betegh, Harold Tarrant, Ryan Fowler, Mark Edwards, Brad Inwood, Robert Sharples, Sarah Iles Johnston, John F. Finamore, Edward Moore, John D. Turner, Jacqueline Feke, Alexander Jones, R. J. Hankinson, David Winston, Denis Minns, Catherine Osborne, Emanuela Prinzivalli, Dominic O'Meara, Andrew Smith, John Dillon, Inna Kupreeva, Alain Bernard, Hermann Schibli, Lewis Ayers, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Anthony Meredith, John McGucken, Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Beatrice Motta, Jay Bregman, Stephen A. Cooper, Giovanni Catapano, Angela Longo, Carlos Steel, David Blank, Gerd van Riel, Jan Opsomer, Han Baltussen, Koenraad Verrycken, F. A. J. De Haas, Eric Perl, John Magee, David Bradshaw, Wayne Hankey, Katerina Ierodiakonou, George Zografidis, Cristina D'Ancona, Stephen Gersh
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  • The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity comprises over forty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of the period 200–800 CE. Designed as a successor to The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy (edited by A. H. Armstrong), it takes into account some forty years of scholarship since the publication of that volume. The contributors examine philosophy as it entered literature, science and religion, and offer new and extensive assessments of philosophers who until recently have been mostly ignored. The volume also includes a complete digest of all philosophical works known to have been written during this period. It will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in this rich and still emerging field.

    • Provides new discussions of the major philosophers
    • Offers a complete overview of all philosophical works known to have been written within this period
    • Explores how philosophy developed as it entered literature, science and religion
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    "This useful volume features 48 essays by expert contributors on philosophers, philosophical and religious movements (e.g. Gnosticism), theologians (e.g., Pseudo-Dionysius), and scientific thinkers (e.g., Ptolemy and Galen) … Especially valuable are the chapters on Christian Patristic thinkers (the Alexandrians and Cappadocians) and on the later pagan Neoplatonists, including Proclus, Damascius, Philoponus, and others … the essays summarizing the results of this research are most welcome. Accompanying the essays are a 50-page list of works by ancient authors, an invaluable 200-page bibliography, an extensive index locorum, and a brief general index of subjects and authors. This excellent reference work will be a valuable addition to college and university libraries … Highly recommended …"
    J. Bussanich, Choice

    "Gerson’s volume is a mine of information and a basic sourcebook for further deepening our understanding of the thought of late antiquity, whether historically, philologically, or - one would hope - philosophically."
    John Rist, Journal of the History of Philosophy

    "… a particularly useful research and teaching tool: the reader or instructor, in consulting a particular chapter, knows to a decent extent what she or he is getting … there is no question but that the editor has put together a History that performs a unique function and service in today’s scholarly world. Gerson’s many contributors have also all risen to a formidable task, making this an impressive showcase for the state of the art in a field that is rapidly gaining in recognition …"
    Taneli Kukkonen, Philosophy in Review

    "For this new two-volume history Lloyd Gerson commission[ed] eminent scholars to contribute chapters, focusing primarily on the period between 200 and 100 CE … The contributions are uniformly excellent. In addition to the subtlety with which the myriad philosophical positions and systems are articulated and examined, the contributions all display an impressive acquaintance with the important philological scholarship that informs current attempts to rehabilitate the reputations of authors and works from late antiquity … an indispensable reference work for the period …"
    Michael Fournier, Canadian Journal of History

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  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: List of contributors
    List of maps
    General introduction Lloyd Gerson
    Part I. Philosophy in the Later Roman Empire: Introduction to Part I
    1. The late Roman Empire from the Antonines to Constantine Elizabeth Digeser
    2. The transmission of ancient wisdom: texts, doxographies, libraries Gabor Betegh
    3. Cicero and the New Academy Carlos Lévy
    4. Platonism Harold Tarrant
    5. The second Sophistic Ryan Fowler
    6. Numenius Mark Edwards
    7. Stoicism Brad Inwood
    8. Peripatetics Robert Sharples
    9. The Chaldean Oracles Sarah Iles Johnston and John F. Finamore
    10. Gnosticism Edward Moore and John D. Turner
    11. Ptolemy Jacqueline Feke and Alexander Jones
    12. Galen R. J. Hankinson
    Part II. The First Encounter of Judaism and Christianity with Ancient Greek Philosophy: Introduction to Part II
    13. Philo of Alexandria David Winston
    14. Justin Martyr Denis Minns
    15. Clement of Alexandria Catherine Osborne
    16. Origen Emanuela Prinzivalli
    Part III. Plotinus and the New Platonism: Introduction to Part III
    17. Plotinus Dominic O'Meara
    18. Porphyry and his school Andrew Smith
    19. Iamblichus and his school John Dillon
    Part IV. Philosophy in the Age of Constantine: Introduction to Part IV
    20. Introduction: the age of Constantine Elizabeth Digeser
    21. Themistius Inna Kupreeva
    22. The Alexandrian school. Theon of Alexandria, Hypatia Alain Bernard
    23. Hierocles of Alexandria Hermann Schibli
    Part V. The Second Encounter of Christianity with Ancient Greek Philosophy: Introduction to Part V
    24. Basil of Caesarea Lewis Ayers and Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
    25. Gregory of Nyssa Anthony Meredith
    26. Gregory Nazianzus John McGucken
    27. Calcidius Gretchen Reydams-Schils
    28. Nemesius of Emesa Beatrice Motta
    29. Synesius of Cyrene Jay Bregman
    30. Marius Victorinus Stephen A. Cooper
    31. Augustine Giovanni Catapano. Volume 2: Part VI. Late Platonism: Introduction to Part VI
    32. From Constantine to Justinian Elizabeth Digeser
    33. Plutarch of Athens Angela Longo
    34. Syrianus Angela Longo
    35. Proclus Carlos Steel
    36. Ammonius and his school David Blank
    37. Damascius Gerd van Riel
    38. Olympiodorus Jan Opsomer
    39. Simplicius Han Baltussen
    40. John Philoponus Koenraad Verrycken
    41. Priscian, Pseudo-Simplicius F. A. J. De Haas
    Part VII. The Third Encounter of Christianity with Ancient Greek Philosophy: Introduction to Part VII
    42. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite Eric Perl
    43. Boethius John Magee
    44. Maximus the Confessor David Bradshaw
    45. John Scotus Eriugena Wayne Hankey
    Part VIII. Philosophy in Transition: Introduction to Part VIII
    46. Early Byzantine philosophy Katerina Ierodiakonou and George Zografidis
    47. The origins of Islamic philosophy Cristina D'Ancona
    48. Ancient becomes medieval: the reception of ancient Greek philosophy in the Middle Ages Stephen Gersh
    List of works of ancient authors
    List of abbreviations
    Bibliography
    Index locorum
    General index.

  • Editor

    Lloyd P. Gerson, University of Toronto
    Lloyd Gerson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous books including Ancient Epistemology (Cambridge, 2009), Aristotle and Other Platonists (2005) and Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato (2004), as well as the editor for The Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (1996).

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    Lloyd Gerson, Elizabeth Digeser, Gabor Betegh, Harold Tarrant, Ryan Fowler, Mark Edwards, Brad Inwood, Robert Sharples, Sarah Iles Johnston, John F. Finamore, Edward Moore, John D. Turner, Jacqueline Feke, Alexander Jones, R. J. Hankinson, David Winston, Denis Minns, Catherine Osborne, Emanuela Prinzivalli, Dominic O'Meara, Andrew Smith, John Dillon, Inna Kupreeva, Alain Bernard, Hermann Schibli, Lewis Ayers, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Anthony Meredith, John McGucken, Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Beatrice Motta, Jay Bregman, Stephen A. Cooper, Giovanni Catapano, Angela Longo, Carlos Steel, David Blank, Gerd van Riel, Jan Opsomer, Han Baltussen, Koenraad Verrycken, F. A. J. De Haas, Eric Perl, John Magee, David Bradshaw, Wayne Hankey, Katerina Ierodiakonou, George Zografidis, Cristina D'Ancona, Stephen Gersh

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