Philosophy
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A. Considering Antiquity (CT)

“The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy” [57. 202]. This sentence - more apt than Alfred North Whitehead's observation that the history of Western philosophy is but a series of footnotes to Plato [17. 63] - reflects the enormity of the task of describing philosophy in …

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Kranz, Margarita, “Philosophy”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e15202650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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