The Art of Rhetoric Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. While many of these were little more than collections of debaters' tricks, the Art of Rhetoric held a far deeper purpose. Hugely influential upon later western culture, the Art of Rhetoric is a fascinating consideration of the force of persuasion and sophistry, and a compelling guide to the principles behind oratorical skill.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. In response, the technique of rhetoric rapidly developed, bringing virtuoso performances and a host of practical manuals for the layman. With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils - and even for ordinary citizens in the courts of law.

The Art of Rhetoric Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Here aristotle establishes the methods of informal reasoning, provides the first aesthetic evaluation of prose style and offers detailed observations on character and the emotions. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.





Poetics Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Taking examples from the plays of aeschylus, the Poetics introduced into literary criticism such central concepts as mimesis 'imitation', hamartia 'error' and katharsis, Sophocles and Euripides, which have informed serious thinking about drama ever since.

In this edition it is accompanied by an extended introduction, which discusses the key concepts in detail, and includes suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Essential reading for all students of greek theatre and literature, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, character, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, and equally stimulating for anyone interested in literature In the Poetics, Aristotle examine the dramatic elements of plot, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.

Poetics Penguin Classics - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, while centring on chaaracerts of heroic stature, recognition and reversals, idealised yet true to life.

One of the most perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, the Poetics has informed serious thinking about drama ever since. Malcolm heath's lucid translation makes the Poetics fully accessible to the modern reader.





Phaedrus Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Books. This new translation is accompanied by an introduction, further reading, and full notes on the text and translation that discuss the structure of the dialogue and elucidate issues that might puzzle the modern reader. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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Phaedrus Penguin Classics - Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love.





The Nicomachean Ethics Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Here aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness, and intellectual virtues, generosity and justice, such as courage, including moral virtues, such as knowledge, and argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue', wisdom and insight.

Penguin Books. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy" Previously published as Ethics, Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question of how to live well and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system.

The Nicomachean Ethics Penguin Classics - Thomson with revisions and notes by Hugh Tredennick, and an introduction and bibliography by Jonathan Barnes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle's work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters.

This penguin classics edition is translated from the Greek by J.





Gorgias Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power and prestige, or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens? These questions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are more relevant than ever in today's political climate.

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Gorgias Penguin Classics - The classic political dialogue, gorgias, polus and Callicles, as relevant today as in Plato's timeTaking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office. Penguin Classics. Penguin Books.





The Politics Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Man is by nature a political animal"In The Politics Aristotle addresses the questions that lie at the heart of political science. Penguin Classics. How should society be ordered to ensure the happiness of the individual? Which forms of government are best and how should they be maintained? By analysing a range of city constitutions – oligarchies, democracies and tyrannies – he seeks to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each system to decide which are the most effective, in theory and in practice.

Saunders discuss the influence of The Politics on philosophers, its modern relevance and Aristotle’s political beliefs. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. A. This edition contains Greek and English glossaries, and a bibliography for further reading.

The Politics Penguin Classics - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Sinclair and Trevor J. A hugely significant work, the politics remains an outstanding commentary on fundamental political issues and concerns, which has influenced thinkers as diverse as Aquinas and Machiavelli, and provides fascinating insights into the workings and attitudes of the Greek city-state.

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The Metaphysics Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. He argued instead that the reality or substance of things lies in their concrete forms, potentiality and actuality - have had a profound and enduring influence, and in so doing he probed some of the deepest questions of philosophy: What is existence? How is change possible? And are there certain things that must exist for anything else to exist at all? The seminal notions discussed in The Metaphysics - of 'substance' and associated concepts of matter and form, essence and accident, and laid the foundations for one of the central branches of Western philosophy.

Aristotle's probing inquiry into some of the fundamental problems of philosophy, The Metaphysics is one of the classical Greek foundation-stones of western thought The Metaphysics presents Aristotle's mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality and the hard-headed view that all processes are ultimately material.

The Metaphysics Penguin Classics - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. In this edition hugh lawson-tancred's lucid translation is accompanied by a stimulating introduction in which he highlights the central themes of one of philosophy's supreme masterpieces. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.





On the Good Life Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. These works offer a timeless reflection upon the human condition, and a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the greatest thinkers of Ancient Rome. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. For the great roman orator and statesman Cicero, 'the good life' was at once a life of contentment and one of moral virtue - and the two were inescapably intertwined.

On the Good Life Penguin Classics - . In essays that are articulate, meditative and inspirational, Cicero presents his views upon the significance of friendship and duty to state and family, and outlines a clear system of practical ethics that is at once simple and universal. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Penguin Classics. This volume brings together a wide range of his reflections upon the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness. Penguin Classics. Penguin Books.





De Anima On the Soul Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. For the pre-socratic philosophers the soul was the source of movement and sensation, while for Plato it was the seat of being, metaphysically distinct from the body that it was forced temporarily to inhabit. Penguin Books. Plato's student aristotle was determined to test the truth of both these beliefs against the emerging sciences of logic and biology.

Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. In de anima, he sought to set out his theory of the soul as the ultimate reality of embodied form and produced both a masterpiece of philosophical insight and a psychology of perennially fascinating subtlety. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

De Anima On the Soul Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. His examination of the huge variety of living organisms - the enormous range of their behaviour, their powers and their perceptual sophistication - convinced him of the inadequacy both of a materialist reduction and of a Platonic sublimation of the soul.

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St. Justin Martyr: The First and Second Apologies Ancient Christian Writers

Paulist Press - Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. An english translation from greek of Justin Martyr's two major apologetic works, which are recognized as a formative influence on the development of Christian theology in the early church.





On Christian Teaching

Oxford University Press - Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. Penguin Books. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Classics. Undertaken at the same time as the Confessions, especially in the areas of ethics, it sheds light on the development of Augustine's thought, hermeneutics, and sign-theory. This completely new translation gives a close but updated representation of Augustine's thought and expression, while a succinct introduction and select bibliography present the insights of recent research.

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On Christian Teaching - Penguin Classics. The de doctrina christiana "On Christian Teaching" is one of Augustine's most important works on the classical tradition. Penguin Books.