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Self-Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy: The Eighth Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Fiona Leigh


In a tradition inspired by the Delphic injunction to ‘know thyself’, ancient philosophical works contain a variety of treatments of self-knowledge—of knowing the content of certain kinds of one’s own thought, or knowing one’s own status as a knower or moral agent. This book draws together contributions from an international collection of scholars working in ancient philosophy, and explores self-knowledge in ancient thought in Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic thinkers, and Plotinus, noting continuities and discontinuities with its contemporary counterpart. The nature and structure of ancient self- ... More

Keywords: self-knowledge, ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, Epicurean, Stoicism, Plotinus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Leigh, editor
Associate Professor in Philosophy and Director of the Keeling Centre in Ancient Philosophy, University College London