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Monstrosity and Philosophy

Monstrosity and Philosophy

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Taking a continental approach to Greek and Latin culture, both pagan and early Christian, Filippo Del Lucchese covers all the major figures in ancient thought, from Hesiod to Augustine, through Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and Lucretius, the Stoics and the Sceptics, up to the Middle Platonists, the Neoplatonists and the early Fathers. Far from being a peripheral problem, Del Lucchese shows that monstrosity is one of the main conceptual challenges for every philosophical system. He reveals how ancient philosophers explore metaphysics, ontology, theology and politics as they respond to the threats presented by the radical alterity of monstrous manifestations, both in nature and in thought.
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Keywords

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Classics
  • History of Philosophy
  • KUnlatched
  • monstrosity
  • otherness
  • Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Sociology

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