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The siren and the sage

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Condition. The book shows some signs of use, the page edges ar e little marked and the front cover corner slightly bumped. pages are clean and the binding tight.
A comparative study of what the most influential writers of Ancient Greece and China thought it meant to have knowledge and whether they distinguished knowledge from other forms of wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from the period of roughly the eighth through to the second century BCE, including Homer's "Odyssey", the ancient Chinese "Classic of Poetry", Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War", Sima Qian's "Records of the Historian", Plato's "Symposium", and Laozi's "Dao de Jing and the writings of Zhuangzi". The intention, through such juxtaposition, is to introduce the foundational texts of each tradition which continue to influence the majority of the world's population.

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Author(s):
Shankman and Durrant
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15cms x 23cms
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
030470640X
ISBN-13:
9780304706402
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Cassell

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Condition. The book shows some signs of use, the page edges ar e little marked and the front cover corner slightly bumped. pages are clean and the binding tight.
A comparative study of what the most influential writers of Ancient Greece and China thought it meant to have knowledge and whether they distinguished knowledge from other forms of wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from the period of roughly the eighth through to the second century BCE, including Homer's "Odyssey", the ancient Chinese "Classic of Poetry", Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War", Sima Qian's "Records of the Historian", Plato's "Symposium", and Laozi's "Dao de Jing and the writings of Zhuangzi". The intention, through such juxtaposition, is to introduce the foundational texts of each tradition which continue to influence the majority of the world's population.

Author(s):
Shankman and Durrant
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15cms x 23cms
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
030470640X
ISBN-13:
9780304706402
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Cassell

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