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A Critical History Of Greek Philosophy

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In 427 B.C., the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was flourishing. Approximately 80 years earlier, the Athenians had formed the first self-representative democracy in history, the Peloponnesian War against Sparta had only just started, and Socrates was only beginning to lay the foundation of what would become Western philosophy. None of Socrates' works survived antiquity, so most of what is known about him came from the writings of his followers, most notably Plato. What is known about Socrates is that he seemed to make a career out of philosophy, and Plato was intent on following in his footsteps. Yet for all of the influence of Socrates' life on his followers, it was Socrates' death around 399 B.C. that truly shaped them. Plato was so embittered by Socrates' trial in Athens that he completely soured on Athenian democracy, and Aristotle would later criticize politicians who relied on rhetoric; when Aristotle's own life was threatened, he fled Greece and allegedly remarked, "I will not allow the Athenians to sin twice against philosophy."About a decade after Socrates' death, Plato returned to Athens and founded his famous Platonic Academy around 387 B.C., which he oversaw for 40 years until his death. One of Plato's philosophical beliefs was that writing down teachings was less valuable than passing them down orally, and several of Plato's writings are responses to previous writings of his, so Plato's personally held beliefs are hard to discern. However, Plato educated several subsequent philosophers, chief among them Aristotle, and his writings eventually formed the backbone of Western philosophy.Alongside Socrates and Plato, Aristotle is, without question, one of the most influential ancient Greek philosophers and arguably the greatest icon of ancient thought. His life and work expanded rapidly and extensively across the ancient world, helped in part by the fact he tutored Alexander the Great, he was a recognized and celebrated intellectual force during all of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Furthermore, after Aristotle, Greek thought and political influence began a rapid decline, and the cultivation of knowledge, so important during the classic period, slowly but surely began to fade, making Aristotle the last of ancient Greece's great philosophers. Aristotle's influence on Western philosophical thought is marked by an extensive list of crucial issues that both signaled the way forward but at the same time boggled philosophers' minds throughout the centuries. Aristotle's reflections on Being, as well as his rigorous Logic, were his most important philosophical legacy, but he was also an intellectual in the broadest sense of the word. His interests went beyond metaphysical questions and into practical life and practical knowledge, from ethics to politics, rhetoric and the sciences, all of which left a profound impact on Western political thought and ethics. Naturally, this has also made him one of the foundations of knowledge and philosophical thought that subsequent philosophers relied on when forming and refining their own philosophies.


The History Of A Boob

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The History of a Boob: One Breast Cancer Story is an Autobiography of a right breast that after having served the writer's body well for many years develops breast cancer at 43 years of age. That breast cancer diagnosis quickly changed that coveted designation. What follows is a comedy and tragedy of medical and personal errors.

But it is life and life is a series of trade-offs well-chronicled in the book.


Confederate Military History

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Confederate Military History is a 12-volume series of books written and/or edited by former Confederate general Clement A. Evans that deals with specific topics related to the military personalities, places, battles, and campaigns in various Southern United States, including those of the Confederacy.
Written with a heavy Southern slant, the articles that comprise the compendium deal with the famous events of the war. This account is of the Chickamauga campaign, which culminated with the Battle of Chickamauga and the siege of Chattanooga. One of the biggest battles in the Western theater, Braxton Bragg's Confederate army routed the Union Army of the Cumberland led by William Rosecrans, but the retreating Federals were rallied by George H. Thomas, forever known as the "Rock of Chickamauga," and they made a defensive stand that allowed the Union army to regroup and retreat in an orderly fashion back to Chattanooga. 


Your Own Personal New Orleans Tour (travel Guide)

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Bestseller on Amazon!"Now I want to visit New Orleans more than ever! The author has a way to make the streets and flavors come alive in his writing. The content is relevant and to the point. I could have highlighted the entire book."- DeeCee3 (Amazon customer)

"Very helpful, anxious to go there now! It's simple and to the point not long and drawn out. I'm headed to NOLA with my bestie for mother's day and after reading this book, we can't wait!"- Kindle customer

"Great. He explains locations and establishments that appeal to anyone lucky enough to visit this fabulous city. Whether you are a return visitor or about to experience NOLA for the first time this book has top rate information."- Honey (Kindle Customer)

"jazzes you up in all departments. This is a great little read that does a nice job of condensing the must eats, dos, and music scenes of NOLA. Technically more than seven items, you are left wanting to visit them all. I really enjoyed the personal voice of a native." - Lady Literature (Amazon customer)

INTENDED FOR VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE this New Orleans travel guide is short and concise written by a native of the city who knows where to go and what to do in planning for a perfect visit to this historic, fun-loving, northern Caribbean city.

NO WADING THROUGH LIST AFTER LIST of suggestions like your typical Fodor's or Lonely Planet, this travel book was put together by a full-fledged local who knows the best places to go to have an authentic New Orleans experience.

THIS GUIDE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR:
* the best restaurants with the most delicious food authentic New Orleans food,
?* elegant hotels in all price ranges,?
* great bars for fantastic libations,
?* insider sightseeing tips,
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* and other fine suggestions on how to have an all around memorable time in the Crescent City.

NEW ORLEANS is a city like no other. Over the centuries it's been sung about and written about as this mysterious, dream-like place almost magical in its effect on people.

IT'S SAID THAT VISITING NEW ORLEANS is like traveling to Europe in a language you'll understand without all the hassle and expense. The Crescent City speaks the language of hospitality second-to-none with a world-wide reputation for fabulous food, world-class music and never-ending good times.

WITH THIS TRAVEL GUIDE IN HAND you'll easily be able to create your own personal New Orleans tour with insider tips that only a local would know. It's the hope of the author that you'll get a taste of some of the magic that makes the Crescent City truly unique.

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A Short History Of England

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G.K. Chesterton was born on May 29, 1874 in London. He was known for writing academic commentary, poetry and short stories. His interest in theology and conversion to Catholicism led him to write religious fiction. In 1908, he wrote the novel The Man Who Was Thursday. His most popular work was a detective series featuring a sleuth named Father Brown. He died in 1936.



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