Spring 2016

Philosophy & Its Classical Past

Author
Phillip Mitsis
Abstract
Though some recent philosophical schools have rejected their classical past, attempting to set their arguments on wholly new foundations, a renewed philosophical engagement between the old and new has elsewhere initiated major new debates. Focusing on the philosophy of death, Phillip Mitsis shows how ancient philosophy both inspires new ideas and new modes of public discourse and criticism.
To read this essay or subscribe to Dædalus, visit the Dædalus access page
Access now