Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy

2016.02.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gareth D. Williams and Katharina Volk (eds.), Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2016,
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2016.02.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gareth D. Williams and Katharina Volk (eds.), Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2016, 306pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199999767. Reviewed by Brad Inwood, Yale University The relationship between serious philosophical work and the language and culture of its practitioners can be a tricky topic. We may aspire to a kind of universalist purity and objectivity, but in many areas of philosophy we may find ourselves enmeshed in, conditioned by our language and culture. The volume under review sets out to explore a particular instance of this generalization, philosophy written in the context of ancient Roman culture and mostly in Latin. Its thirteen chapters are the descendants of papers presented to a conference at Columbia University in 2012; I also participated in the conference but have otherwise not been involved with the book under review. It was a bold and innovative. . .

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