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Cicero's Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy, Walter Nicgorski

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Cicero's Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy
Title
Cicero's Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Walter Nicgorski
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores Cicero's moral and political philosophy with great attention to his life and thought as a whole. The author 'thinks through' Cicero with a close reading of his most important philosophical writings. Nicgorski often resolves apparent tensions in Cicero's thought that have posed obstacles to the appreciation of his practical philosophy. Some of the major tensions confronted are those between his Academic skepticism and apparent Stoicism, between his commitment to philosophy and to politics, rhetoric and oratory, and between his attachment to Greek philosophy and his profound engagement in Roman culture. Moreover, the key theme within Cicero's writings is his intended recovery, within his Roman context, of both the Socratic focus on great questions of practical philosophy and Socratic skepticism
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Nicgorski, Walter,
Dewey number
185
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Recovering political philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Skepticism
Label
Cicero's Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy, Walter Nicgorski
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Series Editors' Foreword ; Prefatory Note; Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.): Chronology of Life and Writings; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Skepticism, Politics, and a Philosophical Foundation; Cicero's Skepticism; Skepticism Versus Wisdom; Skepticism in the Service of Wisdom; Notes; Chapter 2: The Critical and Rhetorical Modes of Philosophy; Socratic Method; Socratic Irony and Socratic Skepticism; The Socratic Way of Life; The Mixed Modes of Cicero; Perfecta Philosophia; Chapter 3: Duties and Virtue; The Right and the Useful; Nature, Natural Law, and the Virtues
  • The Norms of UtilityThe Primary Need: Statesmanship; Assessing the Philosophical Schools; Chapter 4: Political Philosophy and the Roman Republic; The Loving Quarrel with Plato; The Imagery of Contract and the Importance of Consent; The Assertion and Implication of Equality; The Nature of Genuine Progress; Property: End or Means?; Beyond the Roman Community; Chapter 5: The Socratic Statesman; The Requisites of Statesmanship; Developing the Prudent Statesman; Friendship's Role in Statesmanship; The Troubled Path of Glory; Virtue as True Glory; Epilogue ; References
  • Index of Citations of CiceroA; B; C; D; F; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; Index
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ocn956730949
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137584137
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956730949
Label
Cicero's Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy, Walter Nicgorski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Series Editors' Foreword ; Prefatory Note; Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.): Chronology of Life and Writings; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Skepticism, Politics, and a Philosophical Foundation; Cicero's Skepticism; Skepticism Versus Wisdom; Skepticism in the Service of Wisdom; Notes; Chapter 2: The Critical and Rhetorical Modes of Philosophy; Socratic Method; Socratic Irony and Socratic Skepticism; The Socratic Way of Life; The Mixed Modes of Cicero; Perfecta Philosophia; Chapter 3: Duties and Virtue; The Right and the Useful; Nature, Natural Law, and the Virtues
  • The Norms of UtilityThe Primary Need: Statesmanship; Assessing the Philosophical Schools; Chapter 4: Political Philosophy and the Roman Republic; The Loving Quarrel with Plato; The Imagery of Contract and the Importance of Consent; The Assertion and Implication of Equality; The Nature of Genuine Progress; Property: End or Means?; Beyond the Roman Community; Chapter 5: The Socratic Statesman; The Requisites of Statesmanship; Developing the Prudent Statesman; Friendship's Role in Statesmanship; The Troubled Path of Glory; Virtue as True Glory; Epilogue ; References
  • Index of Citations of CiceroA; B; C; D; F; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; Index
Control code
ocn956730949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137584137
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956730949

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