Ideas from 'Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction' by Julia Annas [2000], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ancient Philosophy: a very short introduction' by Annas,Julia [OUP 2000,0-19-285357-0]].

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 2. Ancient Philosophy / b. Pre-Socratic philosophy
Xenophanes began the concern with knowledge
                        Full Idea: Xenophanes begins a long concern with knowledge and its grounds.
                        From: Julia Annas (Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction [2000], Intro)
                        A reaction: Having that on his cv ought to make Xenophanes more famous than he is.
1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 2. Ancient Philosophy / c. Classical philosophy
Plato was the first philosopher who was concerned to systematize his ideas
                        Full Idea: In the ancient world Plato was seen as a pivotal figure, the first philosopher who was concerned to systematize his ideas.
                        From: Julia Annas (Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction [2000], Ch.6)
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / b. Rational ethics
Euripides's Medea is a key case of reason versus the passions
                        Full Idea: Euripides's Medea has remained a key case for discussion of reason and the passions.
                        From: Julia Annas (Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction [2000], Ch.1)
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / a. Nature of virtue
Virtue is a kind of understanding of moral value
                        Full Idea: There is a widespread view in ancient ethics that virtue is a kind of understanding of moral value.
                        From: Julia Annas (Ancient Philosophy: very short introduction [2000], Ch.3)
                        A reaction: In Aristotle's case, this coincides with his apparent view that 'understanding' is the aim of all areas of human thought. See Idea 12038.