Rightly pursued, philosophic practice deepens our presence to ourselves, to the world, and to one another. In particular, he excavates the meanings that shaped the more spacious horizons of philosophizing as it was practiced during the Hellenistic period. We wander with him in the freer spaces in which the Pythagoreans, Neo-Platonists, Skeptics, Stoics, Epicureans, and Cynics encountered themselves, one another, and their world. And he shows us that the key to philosophic meaning turns out not to lie in the systematic, theoretic, formal, conceptual content of these philosophies which, as the critics of these thinkers point out, was rather fragmentary, where present, as well as being fraught with contradictions compared to the more systematically-organized philosophies of the modern age.
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Bam Pierre Hadot — Ejercicios Espirituales y Filosofia Antigua By contrast, modern philosophy appears above all as the construction of a technical jargon reserved for specialists. That last one could maybe eslirituales part of it though, depending on how you approach it. Chirag Varia rated it really liked it Jul 18, From my perspective, this last is something filsoofia a disappointment for I most closely identify with Pyrrhonism.
Highly recommended, as are his other books. He looks at some of the early schools among the Greeks, and shows how their original mission was self-knowledge. I would suggest that Hadot would agree that just as one cannot become a Buddhist without practicing a path to Buddhism; and one cannot become a Christian without practicing one of the forms of Christianity; or, indeed, become an auto mechanic without practicing the craft of auto mechanics, it is also not possible to become a philosopher without practicing philosophy.
Trivia About Philosophy As a W Inspiring discussion of antiquity, when philosophy was something you did, not just something you talked about. Not only have I struggled with writing this review, but I have let it get in the way of others reviews.
Bart rated it really liked it Dec 03, Bob Verkerk rated it really liked it Feb 03, Hadot wants his readers to take a new look at ancient Greek philosophers beyond the teachings of modern day academics, beyond the view of the ancients as a bunch of dry pedagogues and scriveners. Pierr and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Although Hadot dismisses Buddhism as a source of such practice, I find there to be a great deal of parallel thought between Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and Pyrrhonism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to espiritualed. It would have seen more on the sceptical schools but there are other sources. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Emily rated it really liked it Sep 25, The goal lies in practice as it was described in Ancient Greek philosophies.
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A call for his readers to approach the Greeks from their standpoint, the standpoint that says that philosophy is about living. Lloyd rated it really liked it Dec 28, Time to get over it so here goes. Related Posts
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