The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy, 347-274 B.C

Oxford University Press (2003)
Abstract
The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in 347 BC--the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally devoted to the memory of Plato, were independent philosophers in their own right, and felt free to develop his heritage in individual directions. Dillon's clear and accessible book fills a significant gap in our understanding of Plato's immediate philosophical influence, and will be of great value to scholars and historians of ancient philosophy.
Keywords Platonists  Philosophy, Ancient
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Call number B517.D536 2003
ISBN(s) 0198237669   9780198237662
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