Big Ideas from Ancient Greece

Tealight Books
Ebook
55
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About this ebook

Big Ideas from Ancient Greece offers a short introduction to the world of ancient Greek philosophy from the perspective of a contemporary theologian.


Ancient Greece is widely regarded as the birthplace of Western philosophy. Many of the ideas expounded by the philosophers of that day went on to shape modern scientific and philosophical thought — everything from atomic theory to speculations about the afterlife.


In this insightful look at twelve of the most important figures from antiquity, British philosopher-theologian Steven Colborne sizes up Socrates and analyses Aristotle, offering a contemporary perspective on some of the most amazing philosophical ideas of all time.


The book explores fascinating questions such as:


Is everything made of water?

Do ideas exist in reality?

What are God’s attributes?

Can we really know anything?


Whether you’re a seasoned philosopher or just a curious amateur, you’ll be gripped by Colborne’s profound yet accessible reflections. Big Ideas from Ancient Greece is destined to become a textbook introduction to the enduringly fascinating world of ancient Greek thought.

About the author

Steven Colborne is the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially (but not only) as it relates to the Christian worldview.


Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.


Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), a collection of prayers, poems, discourses and dialogues (The God Articles) and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.

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