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Philosophy as a Way of Life - Spiritual Exercises From Socrates to Foucault
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PHILOSOPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE - SPIRITUAL EXERCISES FROM SOCRATES TO FOUCAULT

PAPERBACK BY HADOT, PIERRE; DAVIDSON, ARNOLD

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ISBN
9780631180333
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BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 JUN 1995

DESCRIPTION

This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises. Hadota s book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world.

CONTENTS

Translatora s Note. Introduction. Part I: Method: . 1. Forms of Life and Forms of Discourse in Ancient Philosophy. 2. Philosophy, Exegesis and Creative Mistakes. Part II: Spiritual Exercise: . 3. Spiritual Exercise. 4. Ancient Spirituality and a Christian Philosophy.a . Part III: Figures: . 5. Figure of Socrates. 6. Marcus Aurelius. 7. Reflections of the Idea of the a Cultivation of the Selfa . Part IV: Themes:. 8. Only the Present is our Happiness. 9. The View From Above. 10. The Sage and the World. 11. Philosophy as a Way of Life. Postscript. Bibliography. Index.