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Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

Nightingale, Andrea Wilson

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ISBN 10: 0521838258 / ISBN 13: 9780521838252
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Title: Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, wisdom in fourth-century BC Athens came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a "spectator" of truth. This book examines how philosophers of the period articulated the new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced this development. It provides an interdisciplinary study of the attempts to conceptualize "theoretical" activity during a foundational period in the history of Western philosophy.

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Fourth-century BC Athens saw a transformation in the conception of wisdom. From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, it came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a 'spectator' of truth. This book examines how philosophers during this period articulated and defended this new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced and illuminate this development. It provides an original and interdisciplinary study of the attempts to conceptualise 'theoretical' activity during this foundational period in the history of Western philosophy.

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