Strategies of polemics in Greek and Roman philosophy

Naly Thaler (Editor), Sharon Weisser (Editor)

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Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy brings together papers written by specialists in the field of ancient philosophy on the topic of polemics. Despite the central role played by polemics in ancient philosophy, the forms and mechanisms of philosophical polemics are not usually the subject of systematic scholarly attention. The present volume seeks to shed new light on familiar texts by approaching them from this neglected angle. The contributions address questions such as: What is the role of polemic in a philosophical discourse? What were the polemical strategies developed by ancient philosophers? To what extent did polemics contribute to the shaping of important philosophical doctrines or standpoint?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9789004323049, 900432304X
ISBN (Print)9789004319646, 9004319646
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameJerusalem studies in religion and culture
VolumeVOLUME 21
ISSN (Electronic)1570-078X

Bibliographical note

"This publication is supported by the Van Leer Jerusalem Istitute"--verso title page.


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