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Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Lexicon

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Combining the convenience of a dictionary with the depth of a history of philosophy, this reference book fills a great need and should prove exceedingly useful to all students and scholars of classics, philosophy, theology and linguistics. The book defines and translates key terms used by pre-Christian philosophers up to the time of Proclus, with special references to the ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 1st 1970 by New York University Press (first published June 1967)
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A very useful resource with one small flaw

This book is of tremendous use to anyone interested in Greek Philosophy. It is a dictionary that also gives (in a rather abbreviated form, naturally) the history of the usage of a given philosophical term. Now, this terse 'history' of the term is confined to the realm of ancient (or non-monotheistic) thought. Thus 'hyle', for example, is defined and discussed not only in Aristotelian terms but also in comparison with its usage in Plat
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