Post-Hellenistic Philosophy: A Study of its Development From the Stoics to Origen

Oxford University Press (2001)
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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.
Keywords Platonists  Stoics  Christianity History  Church history
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Call number B517.B68 2001
ISBN(s) 0198152647
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